In Malawi, sweetpotato (SP) is widely grown and is a major supplement in shortage of maize and other food crops. The SP production and diversification is expected to expand with facilitation by government and development partners. This drive results from the need for good caloric intake in the country. However, SP production faces limitations such as extended dry seasons, lack of disease free planting materials and major dependency on family labor. This presentation documents the importance of effective seed systems as well as the successes experienced with international Potato center (CIP) led decentralized vine multiplication (DVM).
Publisher: International Potato Center
Publication Date: October 8, 2013
HOW TO CITE
Chipungu, F. and Abidin, P.E. 2013. Reaching the most vulnerable: Sustainable sweetpotato vine preservation in dry land areas of Malawi. International Potato center (CIP).