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January 14, 2019Knowledge Portal
Impact of positive selection on incidence of different viruses during multiple generations of potato seed tubers in Uganda

This article assesses to what extent positive selection over several seasons can reduce six different virus incidences in seed lots of different starting quality in Southwestern Uganda. The results clearly show that crops planted with seeds from positive selection have a reduced virus incidence compared to those from farmers’ selection when the treatments are applied over multiple (in this case, three) seasons, thereby reducing the level of secondary infection in the next-season crop. »

August 23, 2018Knowledge Portal
How big is the potato yield gap in Sub-Saharan Africa and why? A participatory approach

This study is an attempt to develop an innovation consultation approach for yield gap assessment in sub-Saharan Africa, based on syngergies between modelling techniques and historical non-published data of potato experiments. Poor quality seed and bacterial wilt were the main yield gap drivers. »

AGRI-QUEST report documentary 2016-2019
May 24, 2018Research project
AGRI-QUEST report documentary 2016-2019

The Applied Research Fund project “Strengthening Agribusiness Ethics, Quality standards and ICT Usage in Uganda’s Value Chains (AGRI-QUEST)” has published a documentary which shows the progress of the project implementation. »

ARF-1 factsheet: More potatoes – Secure food in Burundi
February 8, 2018Research project
ARF-1 factsheet: More potatoes – Secure food in Burundi

Please download the factsheet with end results of the Applied Research Fund Call 1 project. »

Effectiveness of networks in seed potato sector development
December 11, 2017Study
Effectiveness of networks in seed potato sector development

Radboud University conducted a pilot project with the main objective to understand the drivers of sustainable upscaling by modelling the impact of firm network characteristics and institutional conditions in value chain clusters. The F&BKP supported project was implemented in 2017 in the seed potato sector in Kenya and Ethiopia. »

The first multiplication site for seed potato varieties from the Netherlands
July 21, 2017Knowledge activity
The first multiplication site for seed potato varieties from the Netherlands

Kenyan farmers, multipliers and processors are very enthusiastic about Dutch potato varieties. The challenge is to effectively multiply them, in the context of strategic potato sector development. This article summarizes the findings of a visit to a seed potato multiplication farm and storage facility of Agrico (International Potato Cooperative). A group of Food Security Advisors »