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Presentation: Phase 1 Achievements of the Sweetpotato Support Platform – East and Central Africa

Sweetpotato breeding activities in East and Central Africa aimed to breed new populations and /or variety development with preferred traits, such as sweetpotato viral disease (SPVD) tolerant and quality traits. This presentation highlights crosses between populations and field trials towards achieving the mentioned goals. Additionally the potential and challenges of hydroponics system as a method to generate clean vines is discussed.

Authors: C. Wasonga, Gorrettie Ssemakula, Wolfgang Gruneberg, Robert Mwanga, Tumwegamire Silver, Jan Kreuze, Segundo Fuentes, Jan W. Low, C. Wasonga, Gorrettie Ssemakula, Wolfgang Gruneberg, Robert Mwanga, Tumwegamire Silver, Jan Kreuze, Segundo Fuentes, Jan W. Low

Contributors: Luka Wanjohi, Luka Wanjohi

Subjects: Breeding

Pages: 20

Publisher: Sweetpotato action for security and Health in Africa

Publication Date: September 9, 2014

Keywords: Breeding, Central Africa, East Africa, Hydroponic system, Sweetpotato virus disease

HOW TO CITE

Mwanga, R., Tumwegamire, S., Wasonga, C., Ssemakula, G., Kreuze, J., Fuentes, S., Low, J., Gruneberg, W. 2014. Phase 1 Achievement of the sweetpotato Support Platform–East and Central Africa. Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA).