Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L) (Poir) is grown widely and ranks 5th in over 50 developing countries. In Africa and especialiy Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) its grown by small scale farmers with biotic and abiotic challanges. This paper described each constraints faced by farmers by giving current known information and required future directions in order to realize increased production and utilization for its role in improving incomes and food security among rural poor.
Authors: Oswald Andreas, Regina Kapinga, Lemaga Berga, Ortiz Oscar, Kroschel Jürgen, John Lynam , Oswald Andreas, Regina Kapinga, Lemaga Berga, Ortiz Oscar, Kroschel Jürgen, John Lynam
Subjects: Integrated Crop Management
Publisher: International Potato Centre
Publication Date: 2009
HOW TO CITE
Oswald, A., Kapinga, R., Lemaga, B., Ortiz, O., Kroschel, J. and Lynam, J. 2009. 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.