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Characterisation of Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato varieties in South Africa: agronomic traits, consumer, acceptability and nutrient content


South Africa exercises both formal and informal SP markets which equate in performance. Despite good SP produce there is still VAD and households with about 30% food insecurity risk. Research efforts brought OFSP aiming high yields, high mineral and beta (β)-carotene, and dry mass. Some interesting findings include improved yields, dry matter and taste. Additionally tolerance to virus, drought and pests was considerably acceptable.