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SASHA Brief 06: Yield Impact of Sweetpotato Begomoviruses: Are They Significant?

We established the occurrence and distribution of begomoviruses in Kenya. Field survey was conducted in major sweetpotato growing regions (i.e., Western, Nyanza, Coast, and Eastern). A total of 896 samples were collected and tested by PCR to confirm begomoviruses. One hundred and sixty-seven (167) tested positive from the different regions. …
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Adapting sweetpotato production to changing climate in Mozambique

Vines are the major source of planting material in sweetpotato. Extended dry spells hinder conservation of vines and in turn affect the availability of planting material at the onset of rains in southern Africa. In some cases, improved sweetpotato germplasm has been lost by smallholder farmers in Mozambique due to …
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