Feb 21, 2011 by Lieven Claessens

Despite a common (trust us, it's not just you) misconception, sweet potato (Ipomoea batas L. Lam) is not at all related to potato (Solanum tuberosum), nor to the true yam (Dioscorea batatas). In fact, they are all quite different. Sweet potato is a root crop, and potato and yams are tuber crops. Even researchers sometimes get confused that their publications mistakenly relate the crop species and data.

Sweet potato harvest in Uganda

Jan 30, 2011 by Chris Legg

Cassava is one of the most important staple crops in sub-Saharan Africa, yet it stands out from other crops in many ways. In fact, cassava has been even imposing challenges for us to analyze its production data and modeling growth and productivity. This post briefly explains why.

Drying cassava