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The three year project (2011-2014) operates in three principal countries: Tanzania, Mozambique and Nigeria and in two secondary countries : Ghana and Burkina Faso.

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International Potato Center Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Office ILRI Campus P.O. Box 25171 – 00603 NAIROBI Tel: +254 020 422 3682 Cell: +254-711 860964 Fax: +254 020 4223600/4223001 a.mbabu@cgiar.org

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Malawi is one of the largest producers of sweet potatoes in southern Africa. The majority of sweet potatoes are sold in rural markets and thus consumed locally. Very limited value addition is done at the household or industrial level. With the vast majority of sweet potatoes flooding the market at …

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Richard Gibson; Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Kent, ME4 4TB, UK; r.w.gibson@gre.ac.uk; nosbigrw@yahoo.com

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At the start of the rainy season, there is often a lack of adequate planting material. Vine multipliers grow crops in wetlands during the dry season and then sell the vines as planting material at the start of the rainy season.

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To demonstrate that the existing sweetpotato vine multipliers can commercially and sustainably deliver vines of both existing and new varieties to farmers.

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