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
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 Platformâ€“West Africa. Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA), International Potato Center (CIP).