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November 30th, 2016 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

B4FA Fellow, Michael Ssali writes: Uganda is the most important producer of sweet potatoes in Africa and only second to China globally. However the value of sweet potato vines as feed for animals is little understood by farmers.

Sweet potato is the third major food crop after cassava and bananas. While the tubers are boiled or steamed and eaten, and they may also be used to make products such as pancakes, bread and juice, the vines are usually fed to livestock when farmers are short of feeds.See more