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SASHA Brief 2016: The Soft Touch: How Postharvest Handling affects the Quality and Shelf-life of Sweetpotato Roots

Across Kenya, supermarket customers are now buying delicious golden bread made with vitamin A boosting orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) purée. To meet this demand, a year-round supply of fresh sweetpotato roots is required, and can be achieved through a combination of staggered production and the storage of fresh OFSP roots to cover periods of low supply. This flyer is a brief description of ongoing work to develop better postharvest handling to otpimise the quality and shelf-life of sweetpotato.