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Sweetpotato research and development in Malawi


Sweetpotato is receiving recognition as source of carbohydrate among major crop like maize in Malawi. Other attributes include income generations and nutritional values. Several initiatives by both government and development partners aim to development varieties (diversification) and improve seed systems for farmers to access clean planting materials such as Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) as key strategy to improve rural livelihoods. This presentation also outlines the research progress and major milestones covered and value addition to SP small and large scale enterprenuers.