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Effects of Banana Varieties in Central and Eastern Kenya on Macropropagation Technique
Kenyans obtain most of their food, livelihood, employment and foreign exchange from the agricultural sector. Banana contribution toward this cannot be over looked. Recently banana has become an important cash crop, especially ...
A Low-cost Medium for Sweet Potato Micropropagation
(African Crop Science Society, 2011)
Tissue culture has not been optimised in sweet potato ( Ipomoea batatas (L) Lam) propagation due to high costs. With an aim of producing affordable disease-free seedlings, a low cost medium was developed and used to ...
Enhancing access to disease-free sweetpotato planting materials through low cost tissue culture for food security and poverty alleviation in Eastern Africa
Sweetpotato is a major food staple in Eastern Africa because of its ease of cultivation and ability to thrive in marginal areas. However, limited supply of disease-free planting materials constrains production. Tissue ...