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Working with farmers to control sweet potato virus disease in East Africa

By Richard W. Gibson

Abstract

Sweet potato is among the most important food staples grown in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in East Africa. This project increased the productivity of sweet potato in East Africa by enabling farmers to grow the crop without the constraint of sweet potato virus disease and other pests and diseases. Farmers participated in selecting superior resistant varieties and seedling accessions, identifying appropriate cultural control measures and developing training tools and materials. Farmers and extensionists received resistant varieties and training in disease control method

Topics: S1, SB
Publisher: Natural Resources International Ltd.
Year: 2006
OAI identifier: oai:gala.gre.ac.uk:3179

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