Nine consultations were held from April 2015 to May 2019, with participation from diverse actors in the seed system i.e. researchers from CIP and NARIs, NGOs implementing sweetpotato projects, regulators, seed producers and farmers. Participants say that the community of practice (CoP) is the best way to experience sharing, learn new practices and increase interaction between researchers and practitioners. An online survey was conducted in May 2019. All respondents listed new knowledge and skills that they have learnt, and the majority reported on new technologies that they have tried in their contexts.
Authors: Rosemary Kihiu, Margaret McEwan
Subjects: Seed systems, Sweetpotatoes, Sweetpotato agri-food systems
Publisher: International Potato Center
Publication Date: August 31, 2019
Rights: Open access: CC-BY-4.0
Keywords: 2019 SASHA Brief 16, Community of practice, seed system
HOW TO CITE
International Potato Center. 2019. SASHA Brief 16. Sweetpotato seed systems community of practice â€“ what are we learning? What are we practicing?. Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa Project (SASHA). CIP. 2 p.