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2019 SASHA Brief 05. Breeding and prospects for low sweet sweetpotato in West Africa.

A trained sensory panel was developed to assist with breeding for sweetpotato quality preferences of consumers in West Africa. Lexicons of terms to precisely describe boiled and fried sweetpotato sensory quality have been developed using trained sensory panel. Trained panel results showed that there is no direct relationship between sugar …

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SASHA Brief 02: Finding the Sweet Spot for Low-Sweet Sweetpotato in West Africa

There are great opportunities to expand consumer demand for sweetpotato both as staple and fried products. In Ghana we are exploring consumer reactions to less sweet varieties, refining breeding methods, and marketing strategies, including suitable branding to help promote these healthy and versatile types.

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Jumpstarting Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato in West Africa through diversified market, hereafter referred to as Jumpstarting Project, is a 3 years project managed by International Potato Center (CIP). The project started in 2014 and is being implemented in 3 West African countries, namely Burkina Faso, Ghana and Nigeria. The overall goal …

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SPHI Brief 2015: Jumpstarting Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato in West Africa through Diversified Markets

This flyer describes the objectives, activities, and progress made in implementing a three-year project that targets informal and formal orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) markets in Ghana, Nigeria and Burkina Faso between June 2014 and July 2015. The project is working towards four major outcomes at each target location: to establish commercial …

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