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MARKETING AS AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF SWEETPOTATO SEED SYSTEMS

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) undertakes two critical functions in the sweetpotato seed system: as the regional centre of excellence for germplasm management    and exchange, in collaboration with CIP, it supports clean-up and virus indexing of breeder materials for national sweetpotato breeding and seed programmes across sub-Saharan Africa. Secondly, it multiplies pathogen tested pre-basic seed for sale within Kenya. 

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CAN SWEET POTATOES SAVE THE WORLD?

Research and Innovation NC State grew the North Carolina sweet potato industry into a global powerhouse. Now we’re leading the effort to breed sweet potatoes that could provide economic opportunities and better nutrition for people in African countries. Some foods are known as seasonal wonders, making an appearance only once or twice a year when families gather for holiday feasts.

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SMALL INVESTMENT, BIG RESULTS!

How village savings and loans groups, orange fleshed sweetpotato and the Triple-S innovation are empowering women in Northern Ghana. ‘For me, growing sweetpotato is much easier than other crops. I use few inputs and have little maintenance and I still get a good yield’ said Ernestine Gbang, a women’s group …

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