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Effect of drying and storage on the degradation of total carotenoids in orange-fleshed sweetpotato cultivars

Orange‐fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) can be used to tackle vitamin A deficiency, a major public health problem in most developing countries. In East Africa, common ways of using sweetpotato include drying and subsequent storage. The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of drying and storage on the total …

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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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