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October 31st, 2019

HarvestPlus Uganda has been collaborating with the BioInnovate Africa project and the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry & Fisheries (MAAIF) to develop an information and communication technology (ICT) platform for certifying vitamin A orange sweet potato vines.

The ICT platform, which is accessible via a mobile application and a website, allows farmers to quickly locate sources of certified vines, thereby helping to strengthen the vitamin A orange sweet potato (OSP) seed system. The use of poor-quality OSP planting material significantly reduces yield, affecting the availability of roots on the market. Read more …