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Richard Gibson

Discussion 1/2016 – Should we continue to consider sweet potato as a crop for food security and a mainstream staple or should we focus on it as a nutrition crop?

What really sparked this thought process for me was a study of FAOSTAT data for Uganda, which used to have the greatest production of sweetpotato in Africa. It showed that, over the last 20 yrs (to 2013), neither total annual production nor productivity of sweetpotato there have increased. At the …

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