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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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Poster: Can farmer multipliers meet QDS standards in the production of sweetpotato planting material?

Sweetpotato production in Tanzania is below the country’s potential due to limited availability of clean planting material during the planting season, usually at the onset of rains. Farmers mostly depend on materials conserved from the previous season whose quality is often unknown. This contributes to spread of Sweet potato virus …

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SPHI Brief 2015: Better Potato for a Better Life: Reducing Food Insecurity and Dependence on Cereals in Amhara Oromia, Tigray and SNNP regions of Ethiopia

This flyer outlines the work done to achieve the goal of enhanced rural incomes, food security and nutrition in four regions of Ethiopia through resilient and profitable potato and swetpotato value chains. It describes the successes of the first phase of the project (2010-2014) which led to the implementation of …

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