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Presentation 1 – Introductions and objectives of meeting

This presentation was made at the seventh consultation of the Sweetpotato Seed Systems CoP was held in Mukono, Uganda from 13th to 14th June 2017. The theme of the meeting was ‘Towards upscaling sweetpotato seed production and delivery of quality planting materials in sub-Saharan Africa. 

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SGA progress review: presentation 5: NaCCRI Uganda

NaCCRI Uganda is one of the beneficiaries of financial support through Sub-Grant Agreements (SGAs) to develop models for sustainable production of sweetpotato pre-basic seed by December 2018. This is a presentation of the institutions progress towards this goal.

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Commercializing clean OSP vine production; a case of Lwanyaga Vicent  

EVENT SCENARIO AND SITE BRIEF Event:  Secondary vine Multiplier, commercial sweetpotato farmers and adapting to risks of dynamics of vine marketing Purpose:  To demonstrate HarvestPlus’ Orange Sweetpotato commercialization efforts starting with clean planting materials from the lab to engaging market actors in Central Uganda Date:   June 14th, 2017 Location: …

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Visit to BioCrops (U) Ltd private tissue culture laboratory

  Background BioCrops is a registered Private Agribusiness Company specialized in the production and supply of high quality planting materials of vegetatively propagated crops. Started by seasoned biotechnologists, the company uses plant tissue culture technology to mass propagate and eliminate plant born diseases and pests that limit conventional clonal propagation. …

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Visit of the sweetpotato seed systems community of practice team to NaCRRI

Date: June 14, 2017 Sweetpotato pre-basic (nuclear) seed production at NaCRRI The National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI), one of the constituent institutes under the National Agricultural Research Organization of (NARO) of Uganda is implementing the production of early generation seed of sweetpotato. The International Potato Center (CIP) through the …

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Sweet Potato Lessons: The Case for Homegrown Solutions

International “We have made significant progress,” says Dr. Mwanga, who speaks of “unleashing the potential” of the orange sweet potato across the continent. “The number of people consuming it is increasing rapidly.” That means more children are getting the vitamin A they need to keep their vision clear and young …

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Learning Journeys

The Learning Journey approach has been adapted from the concept of Learning Routes. A Learning Route is a planned journey with learning objectives that are designed based on i) the knowledge needs of development practitioners that are faced with problems associated with rural poverty and, ii) the identification of relevant experiences …

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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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