Root crops and tubers are crops that are grown mainly for their roots. They have the advantage of offering a prolonged harvest season and a long storage life. They also produce a large amount of food in a small amount of space. The Root and Tubers section is responsible for screening and evaluating cassava, sweet potatoes, and taro germplasm (both introduced and or locally collected) for yield and adaptation to Swaziland’ s Agro – ecological zones. The section is also tasked with coming up with production practices that are as good as or better than the ones currently available to address the shortage of improved, high yielding, palatable and shortage of early maturing varieties.. 

Who can apply for the service

• Citizens

How to apply for the service

• The Agricultural Research Division works through the Extension department.
• As soon as the Research Division has a new innovation it consults with the Extension department who will then formulate ways to reach the people in the communities.
• The Extension Department will call meetings and disperse the innovation to the community members.

Where and How to apply for the service

• The person interested in the innovation must always be in touch with the Extension Officer in his/her community.

How much for the service

 Currently it is free






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