Quantitative trait loci and diferential gene expression analyses reveal the genetic basis for negatively associated β‑carotene and starch content in hexaploid sweetpotato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.].

The Building Nutritious Food Baskets: Scaling up Biofortified Crops for Nutrition Security” project goal is to reduce hidden hunger by catalyzing sustainable investment for the utilization of biofortified crops (vitamin A cassava, vitamin A maize, vitamin A sweetpotato and iron rich beans) at scale. The 3-year project is implemented in Nigeria and Tanzania and purposes to demonstrate how multiple biofortified crops can be scaled up together at country level using a “food basket” approach.

 The project has two specific objectives:

  1. Strengthening the enabling environment for increased investments in biofortified crops
  2. Strengthening institutional and community capacities to produce and consume biofortified crops

CIP is the lead project partner implementing with a range of CGIAR centers and programs as well as community, national, regional, and international stakeholders. The partners work together on advocacy, policy development, behaviour change communication for demand creation and capacity development to support the scaling up of multiple biofortified crops.

million additional households will adopt biofortified crops in Nigeria and Tanzania
as a result of the BNFB investment over the next five years.
Citation: Gemenet, D.C.; Da Silva Pereira, G.; De Boeck, B.; Wood, J.C.; Mollinari, M.; Olukolu, B.A.; Diaz, F.; Mosquera, V.; Ssali, R.T.; David, M.; Kitavi, M.N.; Burgos, G.; Felde, T.Z.; Ghislain, M.; Carey, E.E.; Swanckaert, J.; Coin, L.J.M.; Fei, Z.; Hamilton, J.P.; Yada, B.; Yencho, G.C.; Zeng, Z.-B.; Mwanga, R.O.M.; Khan, A.; Gruneberg, W.J.; Buell, C.R. 2020. Quantitative trait loci and differential gene expression analyses reveal the genetic basis for negatively associated β-carotene and starch content in hexaploid sweetpotato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.]. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. ISSN: 0040-5752. 133(1). pp. 23–36.
2020-03-09
CAROTENOIDS, GENE EXPRESSION, IPOMOEA BATATAS, STARCH, SWEET POTATOES
GENETIC RESOURCES, SWEET POTATOES, SWEETPOTATO AGRI-FOOD SYSTEMS
AFRICA, AFRICA SOUTH OF SAHARA, LATIN AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA
PERU, UGANDA

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