Overall Challenge: Yields of sweetpotatoes are low in Africa and improved crop management will be critical to increases in productivity and yet there is virtually a research vacuum on integrated crop management (ICM) and most farmers have few incentives to intensify crop management.
So the question is: how can quality information related to sweetpotato ICM be generated and how could this information be made available to farmers through appropriate means so that improved crop management can contribute to increased productivity and take advantage of emerging market opportunities?
Authors: Andreas Oswald, Regina Kapinga, Berga Lemaga, Oscar Ortiz, Jürgen Kroschel, John Lynam, Andreas Oswald, Regina Kapinga, Berga Lemaga, Oscar Ortiz, Jürgen Kroschel, John Lynam
Subjects: Crop Management
Publisher: International Potato Center (CIP)
Publication Date: 2009
HOW TO CITE
Oswald, Andreas, Regina Kapinga, Berga Lemaga, Oscar Ortiz, Jürgen Kroschel, and John Lynam. "Challenge theme paper 5: Integrated crop management." Unleashing the potential of sweet potato in sub-Saharan Africa: Current challenges and the way forward. International Potato Center (CIP) Social Sciences Working Paper (2009).