In this paper the authors assess the potential benefits of introducing dual-purpose sweet potato in the mixed crop-livestock systems of East Africa, with an example of Vihiga district in western Kenya. The analysis supports the hypothesis that dissemination of the dual-purpose sweet potato could help improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers operating in mixed crop–livestock systems in east Africa.
Authors: J.J. Stoorvogel, J.M. Antle, Lieven Claessens, J.J. Stoorvogel, J.M. Antle, Lieven Claessens
Contributors: Lieven Claessens, Lieven Claessens
Subjects: Dual-purpose sweet potato
Publication Date: October 26, 2006
Rights: Copyright Elsevier
Keywords: Adoption, Africa, Dual-purpose sweetpotato, Mixed systems