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SPHI Brief 18: Africa RISING- Integrating Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato Scaling Out in Zambia with new varieties in pipeline

In 2016/17, 6,000 households received orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) planting material during the rainy season. Through radio adverts, over a million listeners were reached with OFSP nutrition, production and marketing adverts. In collaboration with Zambia Agricultural Research Institute (ZARI) two clones – NC 09-350MUSG and Zambezi/2 were identified as elite genotypes based on farmers’ evaluation of agronomic and organoleptic attributes.

Authors: Felistus Chipungu, Irmgard Hoeschle-Zeledon, Martin Chiona, Simon Mudenda, Sibajene Mudenda

Contributors: Administrator

Pages: 2

Publication Date: September 18, 2017

Identifier: SPHI

Keywords: new varieties, Scaling out