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Presentation 11: Wound healing and dry matter of orange-fleshed sweetpotato cultivars as influenced by curing methods

Curing (wound healing) in sweetpotato is a crucial pre- or post-harvest practice that could guarantee improved shelf-life, but it is rarely practised by sweetpotato farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa, principally due to lack of knowledge. Wound healing ability of cultivars has been associated with good root storability.  In this study, two …

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Pres 24: Storage and Curing

This is a presentation made at the 2014 Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative annual meeting. It covers the results of trials done to achieve improved curing for longer shelf-life in several African countries.

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Poster: Sweet Potato Sensory Evaluation

This poster reports on sensory evaluation for sweetpotato. Based upon the results the authors conclude that orange fleshed sweetpotato can be promoted in developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as a nutritious and not a poor man’s crop as may have been perceived. Sweetpotatoes can also be used to combat …

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SPHI Brief 2014: Improved Curing for Improved Shelf-life

Sweetpotato roots are classified perishable as they do not store easily as grain crops. Major factors to this include poor handling that significantly reduces the harvest ‘shelf-life’. An approach considered sustainable to poor farmers is curing. This is commonly used to heal wounds in the outer layer, protecting them against …

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