Improving sweetpotatoes for larger markets in Uganda
Bernard Yada is a sweetpotato breeder with Uganda’s National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO). In this interview, he speaks to Vivian Atakos, a communications specialist from the International Potato Center (CIP), to discuss the progress his team has made within the Sweetpotato Genetic Advances for Innovative SeedSystems (SweetGAINS) project.
(This is an updated interview from their first discussion in in July 2020)
Q: When we last spoke, you talked about the contributions of sweetpotatoes to Uganda’s agri-food systems, the problems you are trying to solve through breeding, and some of the aspects of modernizing breeding.