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Development of NIRS models for rapid quantification of protein content in sweetpotato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) LAM]

Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is an alternative analytical method that can be used to quantify protein content in sweetpotato. It is relatively cheaper and efficient than other methods. This study was conducted to develop NIRS-based models for quantifying protein content of sweetpotato for selection or wide-area production of recommended varieties. A pool …

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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 …

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