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2019 SASHA Brief 13. Early generation seed production for roots, tubers and bananas is financially viable for private sector seed companies in East Africa.

CIP conducted a financial feasibility study for a private seed company engaged in early generation seed (EGS) production for root, tuber and banana crops. The study showed that the business is financially viable in the long-run based on the existing business for production and sale of banana, cassava, sweetpotato and …

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2019 SASHA Brief 11. Bridging the gap between pre-basic seed producers and decentralized multipliers for a sustainable sweetpotato seed system in Tanzania.

A study was conducted to understand the economic sustainability of basic seed enterprises to bridge the gap between pre-basic seed producers and decentralized vine multipliers. Four commercial seed multipliers were supported on a 2:3 (multiplier: CIP) cost-share basis. They were trained in entrepreneurial skills, marketing, business planning, and quality seed …

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2019 SASHA Brief 08. Pre-basic sweetpotato vine multiplication using a sandponics system.

A nutrient media for multiplying pre-basic sweetpotato vines under a sandponics system was optimized. The vine multiplication rate for pre-basic seed multiplication increased by 22% using sandponics. The cost of producing a 3-node cutting has been reduced by $0.027. Root yields were 7.1 t/ha higher using sandponics sourced planting material …

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SPHI Brief 35: Introduction of Irrigation Technologies for Continuous Sweetpotato Seed Production and Supply in Southern Ethiopia

To assist Farmer Training Centers in SNNPR to become sustainable producers of quality sweetpotato planting material, investments in water harvesting and water lifting (solar pumps, rope and washer pumps) have been made in 26 centers based on a technical assessment.

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Presentation 1 – Introductions and objectives of meeting

This presentation was made at the seventh consultation of the Sweetpotato Seed Systems CoP was held in Mukono, Uganda from 13th to 14th June 2017. The theme of the meeting was ‘Towards upscaling sweetpotato seed production and delivery of quality planting materials in sub-Saharan Africa. 

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