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Cover for Effect of sweetpotato meal and composite sweetpotato-meal-based diets on performance of weaner rabbits.

An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of sweetpotato and its composite meal-based diets on the biological performance and bio-economics of weaner rabbit production. Thirty weaner rabbits averaging 0.35 kg each were randomly allotted to five treatment groups in a completely randomized...

Author(s)
Ekwe, C. C.; Obi, J. I.; Ekwe, K. C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Family Convolvulaceae.

This chapter focuses on the origin and history, botany and life cycle and types and cultivars of sweet potatoes (family Convolvulaceae). The production and culture, nutritive value, pests, diseases, weeds and physiological disorders of this crop are also presented.

Author(s)
Welbaum, G. E.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645346)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Potato and sweetpotato in Africa: transforming the value chains for food and nutrition security.

This book is based on papers presented at the Ninth Triennial African Potato Association Conference, Naivasha, Kenya, 30 June-4 July 2013.The book focuses on the policies for germplasm exchange, food security and trade in Africa, seed systems, breeding and disease management and postharvest...

Author(s)
Low, J.; Nyongesa, M.; Quinn, S.; Parker, M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book
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Cover for Improvement of processing technology research and utilization of sweetpotato and its derived foods in China and Rwanda.

In the past decade, several new technologies in sweetpotato processing based on sweetpotato flours and purées rich in provitamin A and anthocyanin have been developed in China and Rwanda. First, this chapter describes these new technologies in use in China, such as accurate gelatinization with...

Author(s)
Sindi, K.; Xie, J.; Xie, K.; Zhu, Y.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Promotion of vitamin A-enriched sweetpotato for production by small-scale commercial farmers in South Africa.

The National Department of Science and Technology funded a project on demonstration agronomy of vitamin A-enriched sweetpotato in South Africa for job creation, enterprise development and ultimately addressing food security and malnutrition, particularly vitamin A deficiency. This chapter reports...

Author(s)
Laurie, S. M.; Mtileni, M. M.; Mphela, W. M.; Berg, A. A. van den; Ramathavhana, T.; Sediane, L.; Maraganedzha, T.; Plooy, C. P. du
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing nutritional value and changing behaviours regarding orange-fleshed sweetpotato use in sub-Saharan Africa.

During the past 15 years, significant investments have been made in the development and promotion of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) varieties in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) due to their high β-carotene contents and thus, their potential to contribute towards reducing vitamin A deficiency. As the...

Author(s)
Low, J.; Ball, A.; Jaarsveld, P. J. van; Namutebi, A.; Faber, M.; Grant, F. K.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Determining availability of nutrients in sweetpotato grown in the Kenyan highlands using <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in sacco</i> degradability and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in vitro</i> digestability.

Six sweetpotatoes cultivars, specifically Naspot1, 103001, Kemb23, Gweri, Kemb36 and Wagabolige, were grown in three agroecological locations within the highlands of Kenya: (i) Nyeri County (high altitude); (ii) Nandi County (medium altitude); and (iii) in Bomet County (low altitude). The principal ...

Author(s)
Kinyua, J.; Musalia, L.; Migwi, P.; Gachurii, C.; Lukuyu, B.; Agili, S.; Muriithi, G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Advances in sweetpotato breeding from 1992 to 2012.

Sweetpotato, with a global annual planting area of approximately 9 million ha, is the second most important tropical root crop. It is widely adapted, being grown in more than 110 countries. Early maturing varieties grow in 3-4 months. It is hardy and has multiple uses. Both roots and foliage are...

Author(s)
Grüneberg, W. J.; Ma, D.; Mwanga, R. O. M.; Carey, E. E.; Huamani, K.; Diaz, F.; Eyzaguirre, R.; Guaf, E.; Jusuf, M.; Karuniawan, A.; Tjintokohadi, K.; Song, Y. S.; Anil, S. R.; Hossain, M.; Rahaman, E.; Attaluri, S. I.; Somé, K.; Afuape, S. O.; Adofo, K.; Lukonge, E.; Karanja, L.; Ndirigwe, J.; Ssemakula, G.; Agili, S.; Randrianaivoarivony, J. M.; Chiona, M. (et al)
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Breeding sweetpotato for yield and beta-carotene content in Burkina Faso.

The potential of sweetpotato to address food security, malnutrition and poverty is acknowledged in sub-Saharan Africa. The present study was undertaken to develop varieties combining yield and quality in order to address food security and malnutrition in Burkina Faso. Eight parents (five farmers'...

Author(s)
Somé, K.; Ouedraogo, T. J.; Belem, J.; Asante, K. I.; Vernon, G.; Danquah, Y. E.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter

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