From Breeding to Nutrition: Orange-fleshed Sweet Potatoes in Farming and Food Systems
The McKnight Foundation commissioned a series of case studies to assess the approach of its Collaborative Crop Research Program (CCRP) as evidenced by the accomplishments and contributions of selected CCRP‐funded projects. The case study presented here focused on three CCRP‐funded projects targeting the breeding, production, and utilization of orange‐fleshed sweet potatoes (OFSP) in Uganda, Kenya, and Burkina Faso. The projects were interrelated in that the results and practical outcomes of previous projects (e.g., OFSP germplasm and varieties) were used in new ventures and other countries. The case study covers a funding period of twenty years (1994–2014).
The objectives were to 1) introduce and describe the background issues and general context, 2) describe the project results, 3) assess CCRP contributions to the projects’ accomplishments, and
4) define program recommendations for current and future CCRP support.