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Progress Presentation 11: INERA-Burkina Faso

Production is done only in the screen house with simple irrigation facilities. 75 m2 of pre-basic seed are being produced in pots. 4,536 plants were planted. The target was to produce 35,000 plantlets, but 72,000 were produced (207%). The price per cutting is determined by the cost of production.

To estimate seed demand, the team in Burkina Faso used a tool introduced in the 2015 SGA meeting. The multiplication rate of eight was selected to produce enough seed within six months. Currently, three-node cuttings are advised in pre-basic, but when in open field multiplication, using 3-node will end up burying the whole vine in the ground, therefore longer length is recommended.