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.
Authors: Robert Mwanga, Wolfgang Gruneberg, Robert Mwanga, Wolfgang Gruneberg
Contributors: Karen Ayabei, Karen Ayabei
Subjects: Sweetpotato breeding in Africa
Publisher: International Potato Center (CIP)
Publication Date: 2012
Rights: Open access
Keywords: Accelerated breeding, Drought tolerance, High beta-carotene, Molecular marker, SPVD, Sweetpotato virus disease
HOW TO CITE
Mwanga, R. and Gruneberg, W. Breeding in Africa for Africa. International Potato Center (CIP).