Sweetpotato Genomics

GT4SP Genomic Tools for Sweetpotato Imporovement

Welcome to the Genomic Tools for Sweetpotato (GT4SP) Project The GT4SP project was developed with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Our project is focused on developing a set of “next generation” breeder tools for African sweetpotato breeders in Africa.

Craig Yencho, Lead PI, GT4SP Project.

The Genomic Tools for Sweetpotato Project (GT4SP) is an exciting venture funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and lead by NC State University in partnership with: The International Potato Center; The Boyce Thomson Institute at Cornell University; Michigan State University; the University of Queensland-Brisbane, Australia; the Uganda National Agricultural Research Organization, National Crops Resources Research Institute; and the Ghana Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Crops Research Institute.

We are developing modern genomic, genetic, and bioinformatics tools to facilitate crop improvement and improve genetic gains in sweetpotato, important food security and cash crop with highly recognized potential to alleviate hunger, vitamin A deficiency, and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), and predominantly grown in small plot holdings by poor women farmers.