Topic 3-How about a cocktail of innovations for a healthy Sweetpotato seed system? A focus on the potential and drawbacks of a phyto-sanitation approach-will we get our heads chopped off?
This discussion topic explored the pros and cons of a suggestion to use a community-based phyto-sanitation approach, involving a combination of innovations to establish and maintain healthy sweetpotato seed systems.Read More »
Positive and negative selection kicked off the SS-COP online discussion. It was proposed by Tom Remington who, at the time, was interested in a simple but effective system for farmer vine management that can prevent or slow degradation, and from where farmers can select healthy and vigorous planting materials. …Read More »
Report: Sweetpotato Seed Systems and Crop Management Community of Practice Fifth Consultation- Marketing Strategies for Quality Sweetpotato Seed Corridor Springs Hotel – Arusha, Tanzania 10 -12 May, 2016
The fifth consultation of the Sweetpotato Seed Systems and Crop Management Community of Practice (CoP) was held from 10 to 12 May 2016 in Arusha Tanzania. The meeting, which was officially opened by Dr Kiddo Mtunda (Officer-in-Charge, Sugarcane Research Institute, Kibaha, Tanzania) was attended by participants from 11 countries: Ethiopia, …Read More »
Lack of reliable seed systems where farmers can access clean planting material is among the major constraints to sweetpotato production. Most farmers get vines from the previous crop or from their neighbors. This is a risky system since it lacks a system for quality assurance and may lead to build …Read More »
This question, which is particularly critical for vegetatively propagated crops like sweetpotato, was the subject of the 5th Consultation of the Seed Systems and Crop Management Community of Practice, which took place on May 10-12, 2016 in Arusha, Tanzania. The meeting was co-hosted by the SRI-Kibaha, Division of Research and …Read More »