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Potato and sweetpotato in Africa : transforming the value chains for food and nutrition security / edited by Jan Low (International Potato Center (CIP), Nairobi, Kenya (CGIAR)), Moses Nyongesa (Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization), Sara Quinn (International Potato Center (CIP), Nairobi, Kenya (CGIAR)), Monica Parker (International Potato Center (CIP), Nairobi, Kenya (CGIAR)).

Low, Jan Wayland, (editor.). Nyongesa, Moses, (editor.). Quinn, Sara, (editor.). Parker, Monica, (editor.). C.A.B. International, (issuing body.).
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Subject: Potatoes > Breeding > Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Sweet potatoes > Breeding > Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Potatoes > Varieties > Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Sweet potatoes > Varieties > Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Potato industry > Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Sweet potato industry > Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Food Processing (General)
Food Storage and Preservation.
Food Economics, (New March 2000)
Marketing and Distribution.
Field Crops, (New March 2000)
Plant Breeding and Genetics.
Plant Production.
Viral, Bacterial and Fungal Diseases of Plants, (New March 2000)
Pathogen, Pest, Parasite and Weed Management (General)
Biological Resources (Plant)
Crop Produce.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 632 pages) : illustrations, charts
  • Publisher: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK : CABI, 2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Advances in Sweetpotato and Potato Breeding -- Getting Seed Potato Systems Moving -- Addressing Bottlenecks in the Sweetpotato Seed Systems -- Tackling Disease and Crop Management in Potato and Sweetpotato -- Innovations in Marketing, Processing Technologies and Value Chain Management for Potato and Sweetpotato -- Evidence on Nutritional Value, Product Acceptance and Changing Behaviours Concerning Sweetpotato.
Abstract: This book is based on papers presented at the Ninth Triennial African Potato Association Conference, Naivasha, Kenya, 30 June-4 July 2013.The book focuses on the policies for germplasm exchange, food security and trade in Africa, seed systems, breeding and disease management and postharvest management, processing technologies and marketing systems of potato and sweet potato. The nutritional value and changing behaviours of potato and sweet potato crops are also discussed.
Additional Physical Form available Note: Also available in print format.
Source of Description Note: Title from PDF title page (viewed January 25, 2016).

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