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.
Authors: Sunette Laurie, Sunette Laurie
Contributors: Shiphar Mulumba, Shiphar Mulumba
Publication Date: June 27, 2011