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Presentation: Phase 1 Achievements at the Sweetpotato Support Platform–West Africa

Sweetpotato breeding activities in West Africa aimed to breed new improved populations and link with participatory varietal selection at national levels. This presentation highlights the breeding selection sites and their characteristics in Ghana, quality analysis such as minerals, sugars and β-carotene, and effects of cooking on sugars. Additionally, the accelerated breeding scheme (ABS) outline and field trials are shown. In conclusion, recommendations for multiples field trials, exploitation for heterosis, quality post-harvest handling and phenotyping under the new genomic tool for SP are given as recommendations for future progress activities

Authors: Kwabena Asare, Yussif Alhassan, Daniel Akansake, Kwadwo Adofo, Kwabena Acheremu, Ted Carey, Ebenezer Obeng-Bio, Eric Owusu Mensah, SOME Koussao, Solomon Afuape, Jude Njoku, Kwabena Asare, Yussif Alhassan, Daniel Akansake, Kwadwo Adofo, Kwabena Acheremu, Ted Carey, Ebenezer Obeng-Bio, Eric Owusu Mensah, SOME Koussao, Solomon Afuape, Jude Njoku

Contributors: Luka Wanjohi, Luka Wanjohi

Subjects: Breeding

Pages: 17

Publisher: International Potato Center

Publication Date: September 9, 2014

Keywords: Accelerated Breeding Schemes, Breeding, West Africa

HOW TO CITE

Carey, T., Obeng-Bio, E., Owusu-Mensah, E., Asare, K., Alhassan, Y., Akansake, D., Adofo, K., Acheremu, K., Some, K., Afuape, S. and Njoku, J. 2014. Phase 1 Achievement at the Sweetpotato Support Platform–West Africa. Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA), International Potato Center (CIP).