Sweetpotato (SP) is a valued crop ranking 7th global and 4th in developing countries. In this presentation, highlights of the SP importance particularly human nutrition, animal feed and industrial raw materials values. Farming practices in Egypt are outlined, and the nutritional trends. Despite sophisticated farm practices, pest and diseases prevent the crop from reaching its maximum agricultural potential in Egypt. This bore adoption of ideas to improve the sweetpotato crop as advantages attributed to this include better food prices and nutritional intakes with increased production. It concludes with an outline of AGERI sweetpotato activities, their expected outcomes, and future research prospects.
Publisher: Second German-Egyptian workshop: Better Plant for Better life, Braunschweig, Germany
Publication Date: December 10, 2007
HOW TO CITE
Mervat, M. M. and Ahmed, EL-Far. 2007. Sweetpotato. Agricultural genetic engineering research institute (AGERI), Agricultural Research Centre.