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Cover for Disease management, especially viruses in potato and sweetpotato.

Potato (Solanum tuberosum) and sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) are the fourth and seventh most important crop plants. Both are important subsistence crops in East Africa and complement each other since their growth requirements differ. Potato and sweetpotato are vegetatively propagated, making them...

Author(s)
Valkonen, J. P. T.; Kreuze, J. F.; Ndunguru, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Inland valleys: Africa's future food baskets.

This chapter focuses on how inland valleys can be efficiently and sustainably used to improve rice production in African countries, such as Tanzania, Burkina Faso and Nigeria.

Author(s)
Rodenburg, J.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Towards long-term nutrition security: the role of agriculture in dietary diversity.

A major obstacle to securing investments in agriculture and food-based approaches for improving nutrition is providing proof of efficacy. Do food-based approaches lead to reductions in malnutrition? To answer this question we need to develop a credible evidence base that articulates the links in...

Author(s)
Thompson, B.; Meerman, J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Measurement of dietary diversity for monitoring the impact of food-based approaches.

Monotonous diets based mainly on energy-dense, but micronutrient-poor starchy staples are common in food-insecure areas and contribute to the burden of malnutrition, particularly to inadequate micronutrient intake. Food-based strategies have been recommended as the first priority to meet...

Author(s)
Thompson, B.; Amoroso, L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Food-based approaches for combating malnutrition - lessons lost?

This chapter describes programmes that focused on dietary quality in Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, a crucial but neglected part of food and nutrition security. These programmes utilized various approaches and were all in some way successful though, as usual, valuable lessons often come from...

Author(s)
Greiner, T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Addressing food self-sufficiency in Tanzania: a balancing act of policy coordination.

This chapter reviews aspirations by the government of Tanzania to transform agriculture and thereby to reduce income poverty while also achieving food security, especially for the 80% of the population who mainly depend on primary agricultural production for their livelihoods. This ambition is...

Author(s)
Isinika, A. C.; Msuya, E. E.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for African smallholders. Food crops, markets and policy.

This book investigates how the changed agricultural policy climate affected government policies in the nine countries studied already as part of the preceding project: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. By repeating the cross-sectional survey made in...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Aryeetey, E.; Isinika, A. C.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book
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Cover for Value chains and regional trade in East Africa: the case of vegetables in Kenya and Tanzania.

This study applied the value chain approach combined with a livelihood analysis for assessing tomato and onion value chains in Kenya and Tanzania, including cross-border trade of Tanzanian onions to Kenya. The combination of the two analytical approaches was used to identify the poorest actors in...

Author(s)
König, T.; Blatt, J.; Brakel, K.; Kloss, K.; Nilges, T.; Woellert, F.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Challenges for economic impact assessment of classical biological control in Kenya and Tanzania.

This chapter presents a case of economic impact assessment of classical biological control and pesticide use in Kenya and Tanzania, targeting the diamondback moth, one of the most destructive pests of cabbage worldwide. The effect of the release of an exotic parasitoid by the International Centre...

Author(s)
Asfaw, A.; Mithöfer, D.; Löhr, B.; Waibel, H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Use of DNA capture kits to collect <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Xanthomonas campestris</i> pv. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">musacearum</i> and banana bunchy top virus pathogen DNA for molecular diagnostics.

Banana Xanthomonas wilt, caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum, and banana bunchy top virus disease (BBTD), caused by the banana bunchy top virus (BBTV), are two of the most devastating diseases of banana in East and Central Africa, and cause significant losses in food...

Author(s)
Ramathani, I.; Beed, F.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter

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