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SWEETPOTATO VINES (PLANTING MATERIAL) AS A BUSINESS IN AFRICA: Commercializing seed systems in Uganda and Tanzania

INTRODUCTION In the many parts of Africa that have a long dry season, farmers complete the main harvest of sweetpotato roots by the early part of the dry season. This harvest and desiccation during the remaining part of the season destroy the foliage of these crops, so those that supply …
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Lessons from the Sweetpotato Seed System and Crop Management Community of Practice

This brief describes the establishment and evolution of a sweetpotato seed systems community of practice (CoP) and aims to identify potential lessons which could enhance the learning in other communities of practice, in particular the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) cross-cutting cluster on Access to Quality …
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Army Worms: A threat to Food Security in Rwanda

Written by Donata Kizza and Aime E. Ndayisenga  In early 2017, army worms were reported to have invaded Rwanda destroying maize, sweetpotato, among other crops. This was the first time the country had experienced an army worm attack which caused damages on a large sweetpotato seed multiplication site at the Rwanda …

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Orange-fleshed sweetpotato experience highlighted at 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security in Cape Town, South Africa

  Written by Dr. Jan Low One of the Global Challenges being addressed at the 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security, held 3rd -6th December, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa, was how sustainable agriculture could serve the foundation of food security and exploit its potential to secure livelihoods. …

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Building resilient food systems through sweetpotato

Building resilient food systems through sweetpotato – International Potato Center Over 100 delegates are meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for the eighth annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI) technical meeting. The two-day (25-26 September) meeting brings together researchers, policy makers, private sector actors, farmers and non-governmental organizations …

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Farmers experiences in promoting sweetpotato production and productivity in Uganda: A case of Soroti Sweetpotato Producers and Processors Association (SOSPPA)

Soroti Sweetpotato Producers and Processors Association (SOSPPA) is community farmer-based initiative. Registered in 2006 as with the objective of integrating farmer training and commercial production vines and roots, and processing. It evolved from Abuket farmer facilitator association which was formed in 2004 by the sweetpotato farmer field school graduates with objective …
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