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Challenge Theme 1: Sweetpotato Breeding

This paper is part of a series of theme papers compiled into an International Potato Center social science working paper entitled Unleashing the Potential of Sweetpotato in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current Challenges and Way Forward. They were prepared in preparation for a workshop to assess challenges for sweetpotato in SSA. It addresses the challenge of how to improve the yield, resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses, nutritional and market attributes of sweetpotato varieties to farmers.  

Authors: Wolfgang Gruneberg, Harrison Dapaah, Robert Mwanga, , Wolfgang Gruneberg, Harrison Dapaah, Robert Mwanga,

Subjects: Breeding for yield, disease resistance, nutrition and market attributes

Pages: 42

Publication Date: 2009

Keywords: Sweetpotato breeding, Sweetpotato root yield, Varietal selection


Gruneberg, W., Mwanga, R., Andrade, M., and Dapaah, H., 2009. Challenge Paper 3: Sweetpotato Breeding. In Andrade, M., Barker, I., Cole, D., Fuentes, S., Gruneberg, W., Kapinga, R., Kroschel, J., Labarta, R., Lemaga, B., Loechl, C. and Low, J., 2009. Unleashing the potential of sweetpotato in Sub-Saharan Africa.: Current challenges and way forward. International Potato Center.