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Cover for Certifying coffee cooperatives in Ethiopia, India and Nicaragua: how far do small-scale coffee producers benefit?

This chapter investigates and compares the livelihood impacts of Fair Trade and/or organic certification for smallholder coffee farmers in primary cooperatives in Ethiopia, India and Nicaragua. The quantitative findings of this chapter show that certification on average has a differential impact in ...

Author(s)
Jena, P. R.; Grote, U.; Stellmacher, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Multiple certifications and consumer purchase decisions: a case study of willingness to pay for coffee in Germany.

The study in this chapter fills the gap in consumers' choice and willingness to pay for multiple certified coffee by focusing on three specific labels: 'Organic', 'Fair Trade' and 'Wild Grown'; and on the two large Arabica coffee production countries: Brazil and Ethiopia. In addition to identifying ...

Author(s)
Basu, A. K.; Grote, U.; Hicks, R.; Stellmacher, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
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 Optimizing fertilizer use within an integrated soil fertility management framework in Ethiopia.

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

Author(s)
Negash Demissie; Israel Bekele
ISBN
2017 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392046)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for Community biodiversity management (CBM): a participatory methodology that integrates empowerment, livelihoods and on-farm management of agrobiodiversity.

This chapter presents an overview of community biodiversity management (CBM) methodology based on in-depth experiences from Brazil, Ethiopia, India, France, Nepal and reference cases from several other countries. The key role of the most commonly used participatory practices that integrate...

Author(s)
Subedi, A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for On the road to potato processing in African tropical highlands.

Potato processing at the industrial level is relatively insignificant in the tropical highlands of Africa in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. No large international companies are present in this area whereas they have successfully established themselves in North Africa (Egypt) and South Africa....

Author(s)
Haverkort, A. J.; Woldegiorgis, G.; Koesveld, M. J. van; Ntizo, S.; Wustman, R.; Zhang, X.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The farming systems of potential potato production areas of Chencha, southern Ethiopia.

A survey was conducted in 2012 to assess the diversity of farming systems in the potential potato production areas of Chencha in southern Ethiopia. It was part a PhD research study on evaluation and optimization of sustainability of farming systems which is part of an initiative to make the area a...

Author(s)
Mazengia, W.; Schulte, R.; Tadese, Y.; Griffin, D.; Schulz, S.; Struik, P. C.
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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Cover for Quality seed potato production: experience from the highlands of Ethiopia.

Utilization of healthy planting material is a key factor to improve potato yields and to reduce the dissemination of pests and diseases. Decentralized, community-based seed production schemes have been established between 2008 and 2012 in six highland districts of Ethiopia. Pathogen-free planting...

Author(s)
Woldegiorgis, G.; Hailemariam, G.; Lemaga, B.; Schulz, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
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