Crowdsourcing market intelligence to boost sweetpotato breeding impacts in Uganda
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Scientists with the International Potato Center (CIP) and Uganda’s National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI) are harnessing the latest scientific developments to breed disease-resistant, high-yielding and climate-resilient sweetpotato varieties to improve the livelihoods and food and nutrition security of smallholder farmers. To accelerate the adoption of those varieties and achieve widespread impact, they’ve adopted a strong customer-driven mindset.
The adoption rate of many robust and climate-resilient sweetpotato varieties released in Africa has been low because they lacked one or more key traits that farmers, consumers or value chain actors consider essential.
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