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SAND STORAGE TECHNOLOGY
Sweetpotato roots can be stored in dry sand for 4 months. The structured container can be as a stepped-pit and/or sandbox. The fresh roots as for food and the sprouted roots for vine production. It is useful for rural families living in the drought-prone areas, in SSA and elsewhere. The sand storage technology mentioned here is an innovative package of technologies comprising 3 technologies: (i) orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) fresh roots or other flesh colour types, but we need to measure its storage ability before storing them; (ii) good agricultural practices (GAPs), for its protocol; as we need to select clean and disease-free planting material to produce good quality roots before storing it in the sand technique; and (iii) sand storage technique; the protocol for sand storage structure, can be found here). The innovative package of technologies were introduced by CIP led project funded by USAID-OFDA in Ghana, Burkina Faso and early in Malawi. Please click here to access to a link for the early research findings and also click here; and here for further research outcomes and findings.
SMART-AGRICULTURE – MINIMUM TILLAGE FOR SOIL CONSERVATION, FERTILIZATION WITH CHICKEN MANURE, AND PEST CONTROL WITH NEEM
The images below are an example of sweetpotato production with Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) introduced by Reputed A4D in Ghana at a private seed company, El-Green Agro Business in Afamanso.
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