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Report: Sweetpotato Seed Systems and Crop Management Community of Practice Sixth Consultation – Marketing Strategies for Quality Sweetpotato Seed

This is the report of the proceedings of the Sweetpotato Seed Systems and Crop Management Community of Practice (SS-CoP) Sixth Consultation was held from 6th to 8th December 2016 at Pride Inn, Nairobi, Kenya. The planning and review meeting was attended by the Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in …
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Topic (10 a): Effect of Rationing on Vine and Root Production

The topic on rationing had featured in other discussion topics for example “definitions of classes of seed and harmonization of terminologies”, and another on “how to estimate the multiplication rate”. In this discussion round, the aim was to share experiences across countries on the effect of rationing first on vine …
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Topic 9: Technical Description of Sweetpotato Seed Classes

In this topic, members are asked to share their ideas, especially understanding of technical description of the sweetpotato seed classes and experiences on this from their work. As the seed system is progressing towards commercialization with countries coming up with definitions of the different generations of seed and quality standards, …
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Topic 8: Sweetpotato Seed System Enterprise Models and Competitiveness

The aim in this topic, “Sweetpotato Seed System Enterprise Models and Competitiveness” is to share experiences on business models that have been used to bring competitiveness into sweetpotato seed enterprises, both in formal and informal seed systems. The focus is to examine different ways of forecasting demand for planting materials …
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