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Exploring the yield gap of orange-fleshed sweet potato varieties on smallholder farmers fields in Malawi

Orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) can contribute to combating vitamin A deficiency and establishing more resilient cropping systems in sub-Saharan Africa. There is limited understanding of the factors that affect yield and quality of OFSP on smallholder farmers’ fields. This study aimed to assess the performance of six OFSP varieties, identify factors limiting productivity and explore options to close the gap between actual and attainable OFSP yields on fields of smallholder farmers.

Authors: Daniel van Vugt, A. C. Franke

Contributors: Administrator

Subjects: Field Crops Research,Corrected proof,doi:10.1016/j.fcr.2017.11.028

Pages: 12

Publication Date: December 02, 2017

Identifier: MISST, CIP, Crop Research

Keywords: Boundary line analysis, planting material, Production constraints, Sweet potato yield, weevils


Van Vugt, D., Field Crops Research (2017),