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SASHA Brief 10 – 2010: Breeding in Africa for Africa

Traditionally, sweetpotato breeding programs have taken a long time, 7 to 8 years, to produce a new variety. Frequently those new varieties do not suit the various geographic areas and the preferences of diverse farmers and consumers within a country. This flyer explains the work done by the Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA) to revolutionize conventional sweetpotato breeding.


Mwanga, R. and Gruneberg, W. Breeding in Africa for Africa. International Potato Center (CIP).