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SASHA Brief 2013: Weevil resistant sweetpotato through biotechnology

Weevil’s damage on sweetpotato threatens food security for the poor. Additionally, its production, marketability, and sustainability, especially in areas experiencing longer dry periods. Mitigation procedure applied conventional breeding methods which failed in spite of considerable investments for decades leaving farmers hopeless. This brief report on project aimed at developing weevil …
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SASHA Brief 2011: Weevil resistant sweetpotato through biotechnology

Weevils can destroy 60%-100% of sweetpotato (SP) crops during periods of pronounced drought. As SP is at times the only food available, this can be quite devastating. The impact of weevils can affect not only food security, but also sweetpotato production, marketability, and sustainability, especially in areas experiencing longer dry …
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SASHA Brief 2011: Benefits of weevil resistant sweetpotato varieties

Weevil is a major threat to sweetpotato, which plays a vital role in food security and income generation for both the urban and rural poor in Sub-Saharan Africa. Weevils can devastate sweetpotato production, and even cause total crop loss. Weevil resistant varieties are the most sustainable solution to this problem. …
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