Share your research and experience, ask and answer questions, meet your peers.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sweetpotato TOT Manual – Volume 1

This manual contains ‘Everything you ever wanted to know about sweetpotato’. We hope that it will be useful for those involved in training extensionists and NGO staff at different levels, and that they in turn will train farmers in practical ways that help them to build their problem solving and decisionmaking skills so they can continue to learn, question, test and address different opportunities and challenges relevant to their livelihoods.

Volume 1 consists of the following topics: Topic 1: Helping Adults to Learn – discusses characteristics of good facilitators, and provides suggestions to help improve one’s facilitation skills. Topic 2: Origin and Importance of Sweetpotato – describes the historical origins and spread of sweetpotato and presents an overview of the current uses of and production figures for sweetpotato across the world. Topic 3: Sweetpotato Varietal Selection and Characteristics – describes a method for comparing the different characteristics and varieties of sweetpotato.



Stathers, T., Low, J., Carey, T., Mwanga, R., Njoku, J., Tumwegamire, S., Malinga, J., Andrade, M. 2013. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Sweetpotato: Reaching Agents of Change ToT Manual. 1: Helping adults to learn; Origin and importance of sweetpotato; Sweetpotato varietal selection and characteristics. International Potato Center, Nairobi, Kenya. vol.1.