Sweet potato is a major staple food and income source in several regions of Tanzania and elsewhere in East Africa. Perishability and problems with in-ground storage mean that the crop is seasonal and with consequent peaks and troughs in prices. This project aimed to maximise economic returns for poor farmers through the development and validation of appropriate storage innovations. Storage was investigated on-station and on-farm.
Westby, A.; Tomlins, K.; Ndunguru, G.; Ngendello, T.; van Oirshot, Q.; Rwiza, E.; Burnett, D. Maximising incomes from sweet potato production as a contribution to rural livelihoods. Project Final Report. (2003) 59 pp.