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Adaptability and stability of sweetpotato varieties for low-input systems in Uganda

Sixteen of sweet potato varieties were evaluated for fresh storage roots yield in 20 trials during 2000-2001 for three seasons in four locations in Uganda.Of the 16 varieties, 11 were developed by farmers and five by central breeding programme. The behaviour of the varieties was quantified in terms of wide …

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Farmers criteria for selection of sweetpotato varieties, results from Tanzania

This chapter describes two activities undertaken by the Tanzanian sweetpotato breeding programme. Firstly, surveys were undertaken between 1990 and 1995 to obtain information on practices and constraints relating to sweetpotato production and utilization, and to determine the main criteria by which farmers judge varieties. Secondly, the methods by which the …

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