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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
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Cover for Introduction.

This introductory chapter discusses the objective of the book, underlying research in the previous book and presents the summary and underlying research of each of the chapters of the current book. It also discusses the overall methodology used in gathering data for the study and the core finding...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Aryeetey, E.; Isinika, A. C.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mycotoxin contamination in food systems in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Mycotoxin contamination of food systems is a major problem in many countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. Most diets in the region are maize based, but cassava, sorghum, millet and peanuts also are important. These food systems are susceptible to aflatoxins, fumonisin B1, zearalenone and...

Author(s)
Siame, B. A.; Nawa, I. N.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact of maize technology development and transfer in Ethiopia.

Over the last 40 years several open-pollinated and hybrid maize varieties were developed for different agro-ecologies in Ethiopia. This study employed the economic surplus method for an ex-post evaluation of maize technology generation and transfer investment made in Ethiopia from 1986 to 2000. The ...

Author(s)
Zegeye, T.; Tesfahun, G.; Anandajayasekeram, P.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crisis and potential in smallholder food production - evidence from micro level.

Some of the farm-level factors that are crucial for intensified food crop production in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is discussed. The current trends and indicators of intensification, including yield, total production per farm and consumption unit and sale of crops are also discussed, based on the...

Author(s)
Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Explaining the diversity of cereal crops and varieties grown on household farms in the highlands of northern Ethiopia.

In this chapter, survey data are used to compare the determinants of intercrop (interspecific) and intracrop (intraspecific) cereal diversity on household farms in the highlands of northern Ethiopia using an approach based on a theoretic framework. Physical features of the farm, and household...

Author(s)
Benin, S.; Smale, M.; Pender, J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Determinants of cereal diversity in villages of northern Ethiopia.

This chapter compares factors explaining the inter- (interspecific) and intracrop (infraspecific diversity) of cereals grown by villages in Peasant Associations (PAs) of the northern Ethiopian highlands of Amhara and Tigray, building on the household-level analysis presented for the same sites in...

Author(s)
Gebremedhin, B.; Smale, M.; Pender, J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cultural and interference methods.

This chapter describes the cultural method of insect pest control, which is affected by the manipulation of the environment in such a way as to render it unfavourable for the pest. This may be achieved through techniques such as crop rotation, hermetic storage systems, intercropping, manipulation...

Author(s)
Dent, D.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851993409)
Type
Book chapter

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