Modern Breeding Techniques of Sweet Potato

01 July 2012 → 31 December 2012
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
    • Environmental engineering and biotechnology
    • Industrial biotechnology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
molecular markers breeding sweet potato
Project description

The development of local varieteis of sweet potato with specific characteristics such as high yield, improved nutritional value and/or increased disease/drought resistance is of great importance to the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This short training initiative aims to build capacity in the South woth regards to new and modern breeding techniques, amongst which the use of molecular markers.