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Tag Archives: Seed Systems CoP

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.

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Topic 1: Positive and Negative Selection

  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. …

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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, …

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What seed marketing strategies work?

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 …

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