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Advocating for Investments on Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato in Ghana: Workshop Report

The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project, a partnership between the International Potato Center (CIP) and Helen Keller International (HKI), hosted the workshop “Advocating for Investments on Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) in Ghana.” With the objective of developing a common understanding among participants of the benefits of OFSP activities in …
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Advocating for Investments on Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato in Ghana: Workshop Report

The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project, a partnership between the International Potato Center (CIP) and Helen Keller International (HKI), hosted the workshop “Advocating for Investments on Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) in Ghana.” With the objective of developing a common understanding among participants of the benefits of OFSP activities in …
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Seed Potato Tuber Production and Dissemination: Experiences, Challenges and Prospects

This book documents workshop papers covering the following topics: General papers, rapid multiplication techniques, seed agronomy, participatory seed potato production, crop protection, and socio-economic aspects. Most papers originated from studies in Ethiopia, while about three dealt with aspects of potato production in Eastern Africa and Kenya. Given the fact that …
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Exploiting the use of biotechnology in sweetpotato for improved nutrition and food security: Progress and future outlook

Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) production is expanding faster than any other major food crop in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), with about 13.4 million tons of roots from 3.2 million hectares in 2005. However, major constraints, including sweetpotato weevils (SPWs) and sweetpotato virus disease (SPVD) cause almost total crop loss on susceptible cultivars. …
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Weevil Resistant Sweetpotato through Biotechnology

African sweetpotato weevils (SPW), Cylas puncticollis and C. brunneus, are a major threat to sweetpotato, which plays a vital role in food security and income generation for both the urban and rural poor in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). SPW can devastate sweetpotato production, including total crop loss. A socio-economic study undertaken …
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Cultivar and Plant Organ Type Differences in Influencing Somatic Embryogenesis in Ugandan Sweetpotato

Resistance to weevils, Cylas puncticollis and C. brunneus, is very low in the available sweetpotato germplasm. Two cry genes are now accessible in Uganda for the improvement of resistance to weevils in sweetpotato through genetic transformation. The objective of the reported research is to develop an in vitro method of …
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Sweetpotato research at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Abstracts. Volume 2

Sweetpotato, Ipomoea batatas is a verstatile root crop grown in all parts of tropical and subtropical world. It is valued for its short growing period of 90 to 120 days, high nutritional content and its sweetness. Despite these values, it has not gained popularity in Ghana due to minimal integration …
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