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Sweetpotato Breeding in Ghana in Partnership with the Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Inititiative

Sweetpotato is increasingly important in African agriculture for combating food insecurity and malnutrition, particularly vitamin A deficiency. The Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI) aims to reposition sweetpotato in African food economies, and improve the lives of 10 million families by 2020. The SPHI works through diverse research and …

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Sweetpotato Germplasm Management (Ipomoea batatas) Training manual

The sweetpotato is a plant that was probably originated in or near northwestern South America. The most common names for this plant in Latin America are batata, camote, boniato, batata doce, apichu, and kumara.   The systematic classification of the sweetpotato is as follows: Family: Convolvulaceae Tribe: Ipomoeae Genus: Ipomoea …

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