Potatoes and sweetpotatoes are relatively climate-hardy and rapidly-growing crops. Crop breeders are using next-generation technologies to develop climate-smart varieties that mature quickly, resist many pests and diseases, and tolerate heat, drought or saline to provide more nutritious food and better incomes in extreme climates.
Case for investment: Climate change adaptation.
Citation: International Potato Center. 2020. Case for investment: Climate change adaptation. Lima (Peru). International Potato Center. 4 p.
BREEDING, CLIMATE CHANGE, CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE, SEED SYSTEMS, SWEETPOTATO AGRI-FOOD SYSTEMS, SWEETPOTATOES
ASIA, Southern Asia