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CIP makes a presentation of sweetpotato value chain to high level BMZ Delegation at ILRI Campus in Nairobi

On 16 November 2015, a visit by a high level delegation from BMZ, visited ILRI, where Tawanda Muzhingi presented the progress that the International Potato Center (CIP) is doing to address bottlenecks in the sweetpotato value chain in Kenya and efforts to scale up the nutrition benefits of biofortified orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP)

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Preliminary results of the heterosis trial in Mozambique with clones derived from Ugandan inter- and intra- gene pool crosses

The main objective of this presentation was: To demonstrate family means for inter genepool crosses 8A x 8B (64 families) and intra-genepool crosses 8A x 8A (n * n-1) / 2 = 24 families) as well as intra-genepool crosses 8B x 8B (n * n-1) / 2 = 24 families) …
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Sweetpotato report for Southern Africa 2014/2015

This report for sweetpotato progress in southern Africa which includes Madagascar, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia and South Africa is on the important constraints affecting sweetpotato in that region. This constraints are: Variable climate patterns: Irregular rainfall, drought, floods Drought stress= up to 25% crop loss & flood Susceptibility to diseases and …
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Sweetpotato Breeding at the Southern Africa Sweetpotato Support Platform (SSP)

 This presentation talks about Breeding and Germplasm Management in Southern Africa. Breeding: Generate drought resistance, OFSP that combine different quality characteristics with significant Improvements in yielding ability. Germplasm Management: Maintain good Quality material, Establish community based seed systems for good quality seed dissemination and develop & test strategies for the multiplication and …
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Progress of sweetpotato breeding in Malawi

sweetpotato breeding in Malawi

In this presentation Felistus Chipungu talks about the progress of sweetpotato breeding in Malawi and what they aim to achieve in future.   The Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA) is a five-year initiative designed to improve the food security and livelihoods of poor families in SubSaharan …
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