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Breeding nutritious sweetpotatoes in Zambia

Breeding nutritious sweetpotatoes in Zambia – International Potato Center Dr. Martin Chiona is plant breeder and head of the root and tuber research team at the Zambia Agricultural Research Institute (ZARI). This organization is collaborating with the International Potato Center (CIP) and partners under a three-year project: Sweetpotato Genetic Advances …

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What’s in a name? Sweetpotato farmers in Uganda can tell us!

What’s in a name? And when is a name just a name?  In Busoga region of eastern Uganda, the names for two morphologically similar varieties offer insights to researchers on how they can help breeders develop better sweetpotatoes for small farmers and consumers.    What’s in a name? Sweetpotato farmers in Uganda can tell us! – International …

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Sweetpotato Catalog Wins 2019 Communications Prize

An online sweetpotato catalog for sub-Saharan Africa has been awarded this year’s prize in the  Excellence and Innovation in Sweetpotato: Communication for Change competition. The digital catalog presents a collection of the best performing sweetpotato varieties or “best bets” in Africa and contains standardized information about 80 varieties grown in 15 sub-Saharan African …

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CONTEST for Best Sweetpotato Scientific Paper- Deadline November 15th, 2020

Through a generous endowment established by Dr. Jan W. Low, every year the Best Sweetpotato Scientific Paper published during the year before will receive an award consisting of US$500, which will be presented to the lead author.  The award is intended to be split among the co-authors. You do not …

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