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Structure of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) diversity in West Africa covaries with a climatic gradient

Sub-Saharan agriculture has been identified as vulnerable to ongoing climate change. Adaptation of agriculture has been suggested as a way to maintain productivity. Better knowledge of intra-specific diversity of varieties is prerequisites for the successful management of such adaptation. Among crops, root and tubers play important roles in food security …

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SPHI Brief 2016: Sweetpotato Greens: Nutritious partners deserving greater attention

Sweetpotato leaves are a well-accepted, nutritious green vegetable in a number of countries around the world, but are underutilized and have limited or no economic value in many places where sweetpotato is grown. Though the beta-carotene in leafy greens is not as bio-available as that found in orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) …

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Presentation 2: Nutritional value and acceptability of lactic acid fermented sweetpotato leaves utilized as vegetables

Sweetpotato leaves are good sources of vitamins A and C, protein, iron and zinc. However, they are perishable and only acceptable to a few users in Kenya unlike other countries such as Liberia and Sierra Leone where they are generally consumed. Lactic acid fermentation that is known to enhance nutrient …

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