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Tag Archives: QDPM

Presentation 15: Progress towards harmonizing definitions for sweetpotato seed classes in various African countries

This presentation, which was made during the 2017 MLE CoP annual meeting, emphasized the activities of the Seed Systems and Crop Management CoP, especially as relates to seed certification and identified the collaboration between the CoPs as well as opportunities for building stronger synergies.

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SASHA Brief 2016: Nurturing Innovations for Early Generation Seed Production

Production of high quality early generation sweetpotato seed is expensive. The process requires micro-propagation of pathogen tested tissue culture plantlets, which are then acclimatized and hardened for normal plant growth under screen house conditions.  National Agricultural Research Institutes and private sector partners in 11 countries are exploring innovations to reduce …

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Presentation: Thinking about quality assurance for sweetpotato planting material: what are we learning?

This presentation reports on the importance of quality assurance for sweetpotato planting materials. This process reduces the risk of disease and pests spread through unscrupulous dealers and movement between different locations. Also included are details of previous experiences in Tanzania and Ethiopia, the cut off for QDPM and data collection …

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