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Cover for Can small still be beautiful? Moving local sweetpotato seed systems to scale in sub-Saharan Africa.

In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), a range of farmer-based practices for the conservation and multiplication of sweetpotato planting material has evolved. In bimodal rainfall areas, sequential planting ensures that a ware crop is in the ground for most of the year, and vines are harvested from one crop...

Author(s)
McEwan, M.; Almekinders, C.; Abidin, P. E.; Andrade, M.; Carey, E. E.; Gibson, R. W.; Naico, A.; Namanda, S.; Schulz, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Shortage of sweetpotato planting material caused by prolonged dry seasons in Africa: strategies to increase its availability in Uganda.

Farmers in Bukedea and Soroti districts in Uganda normally experience 3-4 months of dry weather between mid-November and March. During the dry period, vegetation of the sweetpotato crop is completely desiccated, leading to difficulties in securing vines as planting material at the onset of the...

Author(s)
Namanda, S.; Gibson, R. W.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter