Sweetpotato farmers profit from climatic protection

Media: Alliance for Science

The International Potato Centre (CIP) has achieved a breeding feat by speeding up conventional breeding processes to produce new sweetpotato varieties. Using the accelerated breeding scheme, the CIP has halved the time it takes to produce new varieties, reducing the lengthy of the process from eight or 10 years to just five, according to Jan Low, a principal scientist at CIP,