Investigating climate resilience in sweet potato for food security under changing climate
Under the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) funded by the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) through the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB), sweet potato is among the commodities being evaluated for climate resilience. CARDI in implementing the Agriculture component of the programme, has partnered with the Mona Office of Research and Innovation (MORI) and Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies, to characterise sweet potato varieties through molecular techniques and to validate climate resilience through field and pot studies.
WHAT WE DO
Key deliverables under those strategic programmes will enable the Institute to contribute, in the short term, to increases in food supply to the region, and in the medium term, to the stability of the agricultural sector, food and nutrition security and reduction in hunger and poverty. Such successes will, in time, enable CARDI to assist the sector in becoming a signiﬁcant driver to the sustainable development agenda of the region.
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