FemBioBiz participant: Tendai Gukuta

Tendai Gukuta - Student

Her idea is to develop Macropropagation of sweet potatoes from plant tissue culture plantlets via a Hydroponics System and Vermi-compost tea. This process allows for disease free sweet potato production all year round without seasonal restrictions that are identical and high yielding. The hydroponics system allows for the growth of the plantlets in soil less media in a staggered set up. The multilayered set up ensures an efficient use of space and and increased productivity by concentration of nutrients on the plants without their loss through leaching.