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Potato and Sweetpotato in Africa

Potato and Sweetpotato in Africa

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Sweetpotato and potato are expanding faster than any other food crops in sub-Saharan Africa. There is growing investment in research to address bottlenecks in value chains concerning these two crops, and growing interest from the private sector in investing in them. This book addresses five major themes on sweetpotato and potato: policies for germplasm exchange, food security and trade in Africa; seed systems; breeding and disease management; post-harvest management, processing technologies and marketing systems; nutritional value and changing behaviours.

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Chapters 1, 28 and 55 are free to download:

Chapter 1: Advances in Sweetpotato Breeding from 1992 to 2012

Chapter 28: Can Small Still Be Beautiful? Moving Local Sweetpotato Seed Systems to Scale in Sub-Saharan Africa

Chapter 55: Assessing Nutritional Value and Changing Behaviours Regarding Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato Use in Sub-Saharan Africa