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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
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Optimizing fertilizer use within an integrated soil fertility management framework in Burkina Faso.

This chapter describes the general agricultural context of Burkina Faso, the characteristics of the agroecological zones, the soil types, and the main cropping. It addresses fertilizer use optimization in Burkina Faso and factors that affect profitability of fertilizer use. Computer-run and...

Author(s)
Ouattara, K.; Serme, I.; Bandaogo, A. A.; Ouedraogo, S.; Sohoro, A.; Gnankambary, Z.; Youl, S.; Yaka, P.; Pare, T.
ISBN
2017 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392046)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book InfoOpen Access
Cover for Fertilizer use optimization in sub-Saharan Africa.

This book contains 17 chapters providing details on decision tools that use linear programming to determine recommendations specific to a farmer's context intended to maximize profit from fertilizer use in sub-saharan Africa. Chapter 1 and 2 discusses the principles and approach, and spatial...

Author(s)
Wortmann, C. S.; Sones, K.
ISBN
2017 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392046)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
Cover for Climate change challenges and adaptations at farm-level: case studies from Asia and Africa.

This book is a compendium of studies on climate change challenges and adaptations at the farm level, capturing research carried out across the continents of Asia and Africa. Chapter 1 is on the introduction to climate change vulnerability and adaptation strategies with rural farm-level perspective. ...

Author(s)
Singh. N. P.; Bantilan, C.; Byjesh, K.; Nedumaran, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sweetpotato value chain development in West Africa: matching products with farmer typology.

Sweetpotato value chain studies conducted in 2012 in three West African countries - Ghana, Nigeria and Burkina Faso - indicated three types of sweetpotato producers. Type I farmers specialize in sweetpotato production, making it the most important cash crop for their farm. Type II farmers grow...

Author(s)
Peters, D.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Breeding sweetpotato for yield and beta-carotene content in Burkina Faso.

The potential of sweetpotato to address food security, malnutrition and poverty is acknowledged in sub-Saharan Africa. The present study was undertaken to develop varieties combining yield and quality in order to address food security and malnutrition in Burkina Faso. Eight parents (five farmers'...

Author(s)
Somé, K.; Ouedraogo, T. J.; Belem, J.; Asante, K. I.; Vernon, G.; Danquah, Y. E.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impact of IITA germplasm improvement on maize production in West and Central Africa.

This chapter discusses the impact of maize genetic improvement programmes of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture on maize production in West and Central Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Central Africa, Togo, Cameroon, Congo and Chad).

Author(s)
Manyong, V. M.; Kling, J. G.; Makinde, K. O.; Ajala, S. O.; Menkir, A.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for FAO integrated pest management programs: experiences of participatory IPM in West Africa.

This chapter highlights IPM development initiated by the Food and Agriculture Organization in West Africa (Ghana, Côte dacute˜Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Mali), and summarizes the main outputs of pilot IPM projects carried out in Burkina Faso, Côte dacute˜Ivoire, Ghana and Mali.

Author(s)
Stemerding, P.; Nacro, S.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996523)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Integrated pest management in Burkina Faso.

The history of integrated pest management (IPM) in Burkina Faso is discussed in this chapter, briefly covering IPM programmes, organizational structure, and research and extension programmes in the region. IPM and pesticide use policies; pilot programmes in millet, rice, cowpea and sorghum; control ...

Author(s)
Dakouo, D.; Bonzi, M. S.; Sawadogo, A.; Dabiré, C. L.; Nacro, S.; Thio, B.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996523)
Type
Book chapter

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