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Poster: Screening cold tolerant dual purpose sweetpotato in Kenya

Sweetpotato is the third most important root crop in Sub-Saharan Africa. Scientist-farmer participatory evaluation for dual purpose targeting agricultural potential cold areas (1600 – 2100 meters above sea level (masl)) of selected 50 clones was done on-farm. Genotype and environment effect were significant. The evaluation and organoleptic test identified genotypes with …

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Ex ante assessment of dual-purpose sweet potato in the crop–livestock system of western Kenya: A minimum-data approach

In this paper the authors assess the potential benefits of introducing dual-purpose sweet potato in the mixed crop-livestock systems of East Africa, with an example of Vihiga district in western Kenya. The analysis supports the hypothesis that dissemination of the dual-purpose sweet potato could help improve the livelihoods of smallholder …

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