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Sweet potato ideal crop to plant in dry seasons — Caribbean study

Sweet potato is one crop that Caribbean farmers should plant as the region experiences more severe and frequent dry seasons.

This is one of the key findings from Dr. Angela Alleyne’s research into the molecular characterization of the crop.

Her research, which covered 15 varieties of sweet potato across five Caribbean countries, was presented at a webinar held by the Investment Plan for the Caribbean Regional Track of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience on Wednesday, July 8.

Coming out of this research it was discovered that there are drought-tolerant varieties currently under commercial production in Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, and St. Lucia.

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