This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Principally based on Projects R6507, R7520 and R6769. Consumers and
farmers in Africa will soon be able to benefit from the huge untapped
potential of sweet potato thanks to a series of new findings. They
include improved selection methods, guidelines for consumer tests, new
breeding strategies, and knowledge of the factors that cause damage
during handling and storage, among others. Sweet potato is considered
the most underexploited of the developing world's major crops. The new
knowledge can be used in programmes across Africa to ensure that this
crop will fulfil its promise in fighting hunger, contributing to
livelihoods and combating vitamin A deficiencies among the poorest of
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (9
pp.) taken from the CD.
CPH34, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 5.