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Cover for Genetic improvement of the crops in the 1998 initiative: historical context and exploratory analysis.

This chapter focuses on the historical context and exploratory analysis of the genetic improvement of the crops (maize, wheat and rice, among others) in the 1998 initiative by the Diffusion and Impact of Improved Varieties in Africa (DIIVA) project. The importance of the establishment of a reliable ...

Author(s)
Walker, T. S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The effectiveness of crop improvement programmes from the perspectives of varietal output and adoption: cassava, cowpea, soybean and yam in sub-Saharan Africa and maize in West and Central Africa.

This chapter focuses on the assessment of the cultivar output, adoption and change for cassava, cowpea, soyabean and yam for Africa south of Sahara and maize improvement in West and Central Africa. The evaluation of the performance of genetic improvement programmes in these crops are also discussed.

Author(s)
Alene, A. D.; Abdoulaye, T.; Rusike, J.; Manyong, V.; Walker, T. S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing the effectiveness of maize and wheat improvement from the perspectives of varietal output and adoption in East and Southern Africa.

This chapter focuses on the assessment of the performance of maize and wheat crop improvement in East and Southern Africa. Information on cultivar output and adoption in countries in East and Southern Africa is also presented.

Author(s)
Groote, H. de; Gitonga, Z.; Mugo, S.; Walker, T. S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Maize technologies and rural poverty reduction in Ethiopia.

In the past four decades, more than 40 improved maize varieties, including hybrids and open-pollinated varieties, have been developed and released in Ethiopia by the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research in collaboration with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre. Most...

Author(s)
Zeng, D.; Alwang, J.; Norton, G. W.; Shiferaw, B.; Jaleta, M.; Yirga, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Varietal generation and output.

This chapter focuses on the improved cultivar generation of various crops (maize, cassava, rice, bean, potato, cowpea, wheat, soyabean, sweet potato, yam, sorghum, groundnut, banana, chickpea, pigeon pea, barley, pearl millet, faba bean, lentil and pea) in Africa South of the Sahara. Information of ...

Author(s)
Walker, T. S.; Alene, A.; Ndjuenga, J.; Labarta, R.; Yigezu, Y.; Diagne, A.; Andrade, R.; Andriatsitohaina, R. M.; Groote, H. de; Mausch, K.; Yirga, C.; Simtowe, F.; Katungi, E.; Jogo, W.; Jaleta, M.; Pandey, S.; Charyulu, D. K.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Varietal adoption, outcomes and impact.

This chapter focuses on the adoption and turnover of cultivars of crops, such as soyabean, maize, pigeon pea, wheat, cassava, rice, potato, barley, yam, groundnut, bean, sorghum, cowpea, pearl millet, chickpea, faba bean, lentil, sweet potato, banana and pea, in Africa South of Sahara. The changes...

Author(s)
Walker, T. S.; Alwang, J.; Alene, A.; Ndjuenga, J.; Labarta, R.; Yigezu, Y.; Diagne, A.; Andrade, R.; Andriatsitohaina, R. M.; Groote, H. de; Mausch, K.; Yirga, C.; Simtowe, F.; Katungi, E.; Jogo, W.; Jaleta, M.; Pandey, S.; Charyulu, D. K.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
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