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Cover for Optimizing fertilizer use within the context of integrated soil fertility management in Tanzania.

This chapter discusses the importance of agriculture in Tanzania, as well as the agroecological zones (AEZ), and the current soil fertility management in the region. The chapter then provides the results of the diagnosis of nutrient deficiencies in Tanzania. Further, the chapter presents...

Author(s)
Senkoro, C. J.; Ley, G. J.; Marandu, A. E.; Wortmann, C.; Mzimbiri, M.; Msaky, J.; Umbwe, R.; Lyimo, S. D.
ISBN
2017 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392046)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Intersection and material flow in open-space urban farms in Tanzania.

This chapter examines how utilizing movement, flow and intersection as heuristic devices on the open-space farms of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) bridges the analytical gap between urban agriculture in the Global South and Global North. The chapter focuses on flows of individuals and social relations to ...

Author(s)
McLees, L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647326)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for 'I will continue to fight them': local knowledge, everyday resistance and adaptation to climate change in semi-arid Tanzania.

This chapter argues that the tensions also represent a bigger challenge, namely that while studies of local knowledge (LK) and adaptation have been good at bringing out what can potentially be achieved by integration of local knowledge, there has been less focus and attention in the adaptation...

Author(s)
Naess, L. O.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Population dynamics of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Plutella xylostella</i> (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) and its Parasitoids along altitudinal gradients of the eastern afromontane.

Author(s)
Ngowi, B. V.; Tonnang, H. E. Z.; Khamis, F.; Mwangi, E. M.; Nyambo, B.; Ndegwa, P. N.; Subramanian, S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Contemplating climate change at local government: on-the-ground politics of adaptation delivery in Tanzania.

This chapter explores the nascent operationalization of Tanzania's National Climate Change Strategy (CCS). It traces discourses of adaptation across, within and between different departments and tiers of the Tanzanian government and pays special attention to the framing of tasks and...

Author(s)
D'haen, S. A. L.; Nielsen, J.Ø.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390769)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Smartphones supporting monitoring functions: experiences from sweet potato vine distribution in sub-Saharan Africa.

This chapter shares experiences in the use of smartphones to collect monitoring data for sweet potato vine multiplication and dissemination activities in sub-Saharan Africa. An Open Data Kit (ODK) technology is used to collect geo-tagged data, perform error validation, on-site data quality control, ...

Author(s)
Wanjohi, L. M.; Moturi, C. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The performance of bean improvement programmes in sub-Saharan Africa from the perspectives of varietal output and adoption.

This chapter focuses on the importance of beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) in area and production in Burundi, Congo Democratic Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Data on bean cultivar output and adoption in these countries is also presented.

Author(s)
Muthoni, R. A.; Andrade, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The effectiveness of potato and sweetpotato improvement programmes from the perspectives of varietal output and adoption in sub-Saharan Africa.

This chapter focuses on the importance of potato production in Burundi, Congo Democratic Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda and sweet potato production in Burundi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The importance of the dissemination of improved potato...

Author(s)
Labarta, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Getting the equation right: engendering sweetpotato value chains in East Africa.

Upgrading sweetpotato value chains is constrained by its bulkiness, its short shelf life and it being predominantly seen as a woman's and poor person's crop. Commercialization efforts require increased involvement of men and young people, without jeopardizing benefits accruing to women. The...

Author(s)
Mayanja, S.; McEwan, M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Can small still be beautiful? Moving local sweetpotato seed systems to scale in sub-Saharan Africa.

In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), a range of farmer-based practices for the conservation and multiplication of sweetpotato planting material has evolved. In bimodal rainfall areas, sequential planting ensures that a ware crop is in the ground for most of the year, and vines are harvested from one crop...

Author(s)
McEwan, M.; Almekinders, C.; Abidin, P. E.; Andrade, M.; Carey, E. E.; Gibson, R. W.; Naico, A.; Namanda, S.; Schulz, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter

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