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Title: Dissemination and commercialization of orange-fleshed sweetpotato varieties through FFS and VITAA partnership: Experiences from eastern Uganda

Date Published: 2003
Author/s: Namanda S., Kapinga R., Stathers T., van de Fliert E., Owori C. and Tumwegamire S
Data publication:
Funding Agency :
Copyright/patents/trade marks: ISTRC
Journal Publisher:
Affiliation: International Potato Center, P.O. Box 61, Soroti, Uganda 2
International Potato Center, P.O. Box 22274, Kampala, Uganda 3
Natural Resource Institute, University of Greenwich, Chatham Maritime, Kent, U.K 4
FAO Regional Vegetable IPM Programme in Asia, 305-306, A1 Phuc Diplomatic Quarters, Hanoi, Vietnam
Kawanda Agricultural Research Institute, Post-harvest program, P.O. Box Kampala, Uganda


Integrated Sweetpotato
Management through farmer field schools was
incorporated into the already established
IPPM FFS (Integrated Pest and Production
Management Farmer Field Schools)
programme in East Africa. It was aimed at
promoting sustainable sweetpotato
production and post harvest management.
After four months field implementation of this
technology-based and farmer education
project, partnership was forged with the
VITAA (Vitamin A Africa) initiative to
disseminate and promote commercial
production of orange-fleshed sweetpotato
(OFSP) varieties. Since then a cumulative total
of 1622 bags of vines each containing 1800-
2400 cuttings ready for planting worth Uganda
Shs 9,732,000 (US$ 4866) have been
distributed to farmers through farmer-oriented
organizations within Soroti district