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Zimbabwe wants to encourage cultivation of sweet potatoes and cassava

Cassava
Sweet Potato
Vegetables
Zimbabwe
Published Feb 7, 2023

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The Zimbabwean government has urged growers to take advantage of the current rains by planting root crops such as sweet potatoes and cassava before the end of the month. An advisory bulletin on agriculture and rural development (Agritex) released this weekend encourages growers to focus on the commercial cultivation of sweet potatoes and cassava.

Original content

The government is distributing virus-free sweet potato sticks to small growers through the horticulture recovery plan, and growers are advised to store their own plant material out of season. Which variety to grow depends on the length of the cultivation period, the yield potential and the preference of the target market. The improved, high-yielding white-fleshed sweet potato varieties available in Zimbabwe are Brontal, Cordner, ...
Source: AGF
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