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Development and Evaluation of New Sweetpotato Varieties through Farmer Participatory Breeding for High Altitudes in Kenya

‰ Approximately 50.6% of the population lack access to adequate food and what is available is of poor nutritional value and quality (CBS, 2010)
‰ Sweetpotato is a cheap source of carbohydrates and Vitamin A in OFSP varieties
‰ Contributes to agro-processing and rural industries, trade, poverty alleviation, improved nutrition and natural resource management
‰ 10 million people and over 2 million households are involved in production

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