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Breeding of sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam) for drought tolerance and high dry matter content in Rwanda.

Sweetpotato is the third most important root crop next to cassava and potato in Rwanda.
Drought stress remains the leading abiotic constraint to sweetpotato production in the
Southern and Eastern Provinces of the country. Therefore, development and release of
improved sweetpotato varieties incorporating end users’ preferences such as high storage
root yields and dry matter content under limited water conditions remains important for
sustainable production.

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