Potato and sweetpotato in africa transforming the value chains for food and nutrition security january 6 2016 admin potato and sweetpotato are two important crops in the cgiar research program on roots tubers and bananas portfolio and of rapidly increasing importance in sub saharan africa. Main description 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 is based on papers presented at the ninth triennial african potato association conference naivasha kenya 30 june 4 july 2013the book focuses on the policies for germplasm exchange food security and trade in africa seed systems breeding and disease management and postharvest management processing technologies and marketing systems of potato and sweet potato. Getting the equation right engendering sweetpotato value chains in east africa 55 assessing nutritional value and changing behaviors regarding sweetpotato use in sub saharan africa 56 effect of sweet potato meal and composite sweet potato meal based diets on performance of weaner rabbits 57. Sweetpotato is the 3rd most important food crop in 7 eastern and central african countries outranking cassava and maize it ranks 4th in importance in 6 southern african countries and is number 8 in 4 of those in west africa
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