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Ghana Sweetpotato Improvement Update Ted Carey Sweetpotato Support Platform –West Africa 25-26 February 2013 Accra, Ghana.

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Ghana sweetpotato improvement update ted carey

Ghana Sweetpotato Improvement Update

Ted Carey

Sweetpotato Support Platform –West Africa25-26 February 2013 Accra, Ghana

The Sweetpotato Action for Security and Healthin Africa (SASHA) is a five-year initiative designed to improve the food security and livelihoods of poor families in Sub-Saharan Africa by exploiting the untapped potential of sweetpotato. It will develop the essential capacities, products, and methods to reposition sweetpotato in food economies of Sub-Saharan African countries to alleviate poverty and under-nutrition.

SWEETPOTATO FOR PROFIT AND HEALTH INITIATIVE


Objectives
Objectives

  • Sweetpotato Status

  • Sweetpotato Breeding and Varieties

  • Quality attributes

    Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative: By 2020 456,750 households in Ghana

    benefit


Sweetpotato in ghana
Sweetpotato in Ghana

  • Status is rather poorly known

    • Not tracked on agricultural statistics

    • Tends not to be the highest priority crop

  • Sweetpotato R4D has a good track record

    • 13 varieties (2 OFSP, Apomuden and Bohye) released

    • Various institutions, programs and projects: CSIR (CRI, SARI, SRI), MOFA, KNUST, BNARI, UCC, UDS, UG-Legon, TU, FARA, RTIMP, WAAPP, WACCI, SASHA, RAC, Systems Research Efforts (CRP1.1, 1.2)


Sweetpotato breeding in ghana
Sweetpotato Breeding in Ghana

  • Population improvement linked to participatory varietal development

  • Sweetness is thought to constrain demand for sweetpotato in W. Africa, so we are breeding for low sugar sweetpotato

  • Is this what we’relooking for?


Ghana sweetpotato improvement update ted carey

Sweetpotato Breeding Selection Sites and Target Zones in Ghana

Target areas where sweetpotato

Is currently important, or benchmark sites for CRP Systems research

Breeding selection sites

CRP benchmark sites

CSIR - Savanna Agricultural Research Inst.

CSIR – Crops Research Inst.


Ghana sweetpotato improvement update ted carey

Selection sites are located where sweetpotato is important

FARMERS MANCHORO,UPPER EAST REGION

NUTIFAFE WOMEN’S GROUP,

KPORKUVE, VOLTA REGION

Baba Salifu, Komenda, Central Region


Some characteristics of selection sites in ghana
Some characteristics of selection sites in Ghana

Constraints: Drought can be a constraint in any AEZ, but tends to be worse in savanna AEZs, SPVD tends to be worst in forest zone, soil fertility tends to be low in most places.

Detailed assessments are underway with partners to identify value chain and seed system interventions


Ghana sweetpotato improvement update ted carey

Confirmation of consumer tastes and target products is essential

GLEANERS AT HARVEST,TONO, NAVRONGO

UPPER EAST REGION

SENSORY ANALYSIS

TEAM ASSISTING AT 2012

HARVESTS

PARTICIPATORY ASSESSMENT, KOMENDA, CENTRAL REGION


Accelerated breeding scheme ghana
Accelerated Breeding Scheme - Ghana essential

Predominant

Allocation of

Responsibility

--SASHA

_ National

Program


Trials by type and location 2012 color coded by primary institutional responsibility
Trials by type and location – 2012 essential Color coded by primary institutional responsibility

SASHA = Orange, WAAPP = Black, RTIMP FFF sites =Blue


Ghana sweetpotato improvement update ted carey

Rapid proximate analysis for minerals, essential

sugars and β-carotene done using NIRS


Recently released varieties
Recently Released Varieties essential

CSRI- CSIR- CSIR- CSIR-

Patron LigriDzilaBohye

Danyuie


Some attributes of advanced sweetpotato clones 3 sites
Some attributes of advanced essential sweetpotato clones – 3 sites


Consumer surveys
Consumer Surveys essential

  • 300 consumers (100 in each region target region): 87% liked, but most didn’t eat often

    • Form: Boiled (43%); fried (35%); roasted (13%), raw (5%), mashed (4%)

    • Reason for liking: Sweetness (55%), nutrition (21%), satiation (10%), ease of cooking (7%), health benefits (3%), affordability (5%)

    • Reason for not liking: too sweet (20%), nausea (4%), stomach ache (4%), causes diabetes, malaria, cardiovascular diseases and bilharzia (40%)


Sufficient clean seed is essential for any effort at promotion
Sufficient clean seed is essential for essential any effort at promotion


Sweetpotato ampesi and palava sauce chez moi
Sweetpotato essential Ampesi and Palava Sauce Chez Moi


Thank you
Thank you essential

K. Acheremu, E. Ackah, A. Adjekum, K. Adofo, H.K. Adu-Dapaah, E. Adu-Kwarteng, D. Akansake, Y. Alhassan, V. Amankwaah, E. Amoaful, K. Ampofo, J.N. Asafu-Agyei, N. AsamoahObeng, K. Asara, J. Awoodzie, C. Ayiwo, E. Baafi, M. Dadoza, L. Dahoundo, H.K. Dapaah, J.N. Lamptey, E. Obeng-Bio, I. Oduro, V. Oduro, E. Osei-Bonsu, A. Osei-Sarfoh,D. Owusu, I. Owusu, E. Owusu-Mensah, M. Quain, M. Quarm, R. Thompson, M-A. Zakariah, C. Wiredu

WEST AFRICA AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVTY PROGRAM