Genomic Tools for Sweetpotato Improvement (GT4SP) Development project
Yencho, G. Craig

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Collaborator(s):
  Zhao-Bang Zeng | Bode A Olukolu | Lina Maria Quesada
Description:
 

This project will develop modern genomic, genetic, and bioinformatics tools to facilitate crop improvement and improve genetic gains in sweetpotato, an important food security and cash crop with highly recognized potential to alleviate hunger, vitamin A deficiency, and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), and predominantly grown in small plot holdings by poor women farmers. https://sweetpotatogenomics.cals.ncsu.edu/

Region(s)/Country(s):
  Australia | Ghana | Kenya | Peru | Uganda
Dates:
  09/01/2014 - 08/31/2018
Institutional Partner(s):
  Cornell University, USA | Crop Research Institute (CRI), Ghana | International Potato Center (CIP) (Centro Internacional de la Papa), Peru | Michigan State University (MSU), USA | National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), Uganda | National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI), Uganda | University of Queensland, Australia | Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI)
Funding Agency(s)/Sponsor(s):
  Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)


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