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Sweet potatoes help African growers overcome climate stress

Sweet Potato
Vegetables
Ethiopia
Kenya
Madagascar
Publicado 22 de jun. de 2023

Resumen de Tridge

El cultivo y consumo de batatas afecta a millones de personas en África Oriental y Meridional (ESA). Los países africanos, especialmente en la región ESA (Etiopía, Kenia, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, Malawi) han experimentado sequías, inundaciones y conflictos, especialmente en los últimos dos años. Estas experiencias han obligado a los agricultores a cambiar a sistemas agrícolas más resistentes al clima para adaptarse a su entorno.

Contenido original

Sweet potato is an important climate resilient food crop because it is a nutritious staple food that is accessible to rural communities. In addition, it is an early maturing, drought tolerant and high yielding crop. Paul Demo, Africa Director of the International Potato Center (CIP): “The International Potato Center sweet potato program has worked with partners in Africa to provide more than six million households with access to nutritious sweet potato varieties. refined agricultural and food marketing approaches and strengthened supply chains, and with the help of our partners, we have made a demonstrable difference in the lives of households in more than 12 countries in Africa, including countries in East Africa - Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania." The sweet potato offers farmers options to diversify from the dominant grain-based cropping systems, which are currently struggling due to persistent ...
Fuente: AGF
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