Rooting out hunger in Malawi through better potato varieties

Rooting out hunger in Malawi through better potato varieties

Near the end of the last potato growing season in Malawi’s district of Dedza, Leonard Mideyo dug up a mound of soil with his hands on his roadside potato plot. This location is strategic, he explained, to show the performance of the different varieties on the plot. Pulling up wilted potato stems from the soil, he spotted a few fresh tubers. A disappointed look on his face, he put the stem and four tiny tubers attached to it back on the ground.

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