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Farmers' indigenous knowledge of sweetpotato production and utilization in the Cordillera Region

In the Cordillera region of the Philippines, located 250 kilometers north of Manila, sweetpotato is an important crop especially in areas where development is slow. This study is a documentation of farmers’ indigenous knowledge of sweetpotato production and utilization. A detailed description of the sweetpotato subsystem was obtained through Rapid …

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Sweetpotato breeding for northeastern Uganda: Farmer varieties, farmer-participatory selection, and stability of performance

Between 1999 and 2001, the author conducted various studies, primarily in northeastern Uganda, aimed at rapidly assessing the potential of farmer varieties of sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) from northeastern Uganda in contributing to the varietal improvement programme in Uganda. These studies included: (i) collection of germplasm (farmer varieties) and farmer knowledge …

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