This manual is based on the experiences and lessons from the implementation of the Marando Bora project in Tanzania, which was led by International Potato Center (CIP). It shares the hands-on practices for the initiation and mass propagation of tissue culture plantlets, transportation, hardening and field establishment. This manual is intended for scientists and technicians who are working in limited resource settings to transfer sweetpotato tissue culture plantlets for field multiplication. It also provides seed system practitioners an overview of tissue culture based procedures required for germplasm management and exchange so as to ensure improvement of the quality of seed available to farmers.
Authors: Sam Namanda, Rosemary Gatimu, Sam Agili, Stephen Khisa, I. Ndyetabula, C. Bagambisa, Sam Namanda, Rosemary Gatimu, Sam Agili, Stephen Khisa, I. Ndyetabula, C. Bagambisa
Subjects: Micropropagation of tissue culture; Hardening sweetpotato plantlets
Publisher: International Potato Center (CIP)
Publication Date: 2015
Identifier: ISBN: 978-92-9060-469-3
Rights: Open access
HOW TO CITE
Namanda, S., Gatimu, R., Agili, S., Khisa, S., Ndyetabula, I., Bagambisa, C. 2015. Micropropagation and hardening sweetpotato tissue culture plantlets. A manual developed from the SASHA Projectâ€™s experience in Tanzania. International Potato Center (CIP), Lima, Peru. vii, 39 pp.