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Poster: Breeding and disseminating early maturing, vitamin A rich sweetpotato in Burkina Faso

In the Sudano-Sahelian zone like Burkina Faso, the rainy season is shorter with periods of drought of varying lengths, while the prevalence of acute malnutrition is over emergency thresholds. To contribute to building resilient food and nutrition systems suitable sweetpotato varieties are expected to be orange-fleshed and better fit in the agro-ecosystem with yield performance close or higher than this the farmers’ varieties as well marketable traits. However, reliable access to elite varieties must based on well organized seed systems with trained actors.

Authors: SOME Koussao, Garane A., Tiendrebeogo F., Nikiema J., Koussoube S., Sawadogo I.

Contributors: Administrator

Pages: 1

Publication Date: September 04, 2017

Identifier: breeding

Keywords: Breeding, dissemination, early maturity