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SASHA Brief 05: Making the Best Bets Accessible

Expected at the end of 2018, the best bet catalogue will present on the web and mobile based platforms a collection of the best performing sweetpotato varieties in Africa. In 2018, a collection of 98 varieties from 16 SSA countries has been grown in a field trial at Kiboko-KALRO, Kenya (Fig. 1). The team collected all phenotypic information on 26 traits at 90 days after planting and photographed them for the catalogue. Root samples were taken at 120 days and will have nutritional quality traits determined by NIRS. Disease-free pre-basic seed will be maintained at the regional level for fast access.