On-farm performance of sweetpotato pathogen-tested (PT) planting material has been reported giving over 80 percent yield increase, especially in sweet potato virus disease (SPVD) susceptible varieties. Inspection and certification guidelines to support the current Seeds and Plant Regulations (2017) have been revised to ensure quality control along the sweetpotato seed system. More seed entrepreneurs enlisted, regional seed associations formed and linked to private sector laboratories for technical guidance and sourcing of PT planting material .Partnerships for promoting biofortified crops in Uganda widened with cross linkages between ministries culminating into the formation of the National Biofortification Technical Working Group
Subjects: Biofortification, Seed systems, Sweetpotatoes, Sweetpotatoe agri-food sysytems
Publisher: International Potato Center
Publication Date: August 31, 2019
Rights: Open access: CC-BY-4.0
HOW TO CITE
International Potato Center. 2019. SPHI Brief 30. HARVESTPLUS enhancing on-farm access to vitamin A sweetpotato pathogen-tested planting material in Uganda: Strategies for sustainable adoption. CIP. 2 p.