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Cover for Influence of nematodes on <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycobacterium tuberculosis</i> and related mycobacteriae: from disease outcome to immune responses.

This chapter discusses the impact of nematode infections to tuberculosis and other mycobacterial diseases, highlighting relevant immunoregulatory mechanisms modulated by nematodes that are associated with susceptibility to active tuberculosis.

Author(s)
Subash Babu; Nutman, T. B.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937591)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The role of impact assessment in evaluating agricultural investments in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Eastern and Southern Africa, in particular, have been burdened with chronic food insecurity, pervasive rural poverty and natural resource degradation. In many countries, agricultural research and development (R&D) has had limited success in improving agricultural productivity and the...

Author(s)
Anandajayasekeram, P.; Babu, S.; Rukuni, M.; Workneh, S.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The rate of return to wine grape research and technology development in South Africa.

This chapter estimates the rate of return (ROR) to investments in research and technology development in the wine grape industry in South Africa. The analysis illustrates the applied and adaptive research conducted in the industry and estimates RORs of about 40% for R&D and extension. These...

Author(s)
Townsend, R.; Zyl, J. van
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Overview of impact assessment methodologies.

The ultimate interest of investors in agricultural research and development (R&D) is the extent to which their investment eventually bears a positive outcome on the lives of the poor and hungry people of developing nations without seriously harming the natural resource base. Consequently, most...

Author(s)
Anandajayasekeram, P.; Babu, S.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact of science on African agriculture and food security.

This book, which contains 24 chapters and organized into three major parts, compiles available evidence of the impact of agricultural research in Eastern and Southern Africa to facilitate the mobilization of much needed additional investments for agricultural research and development in the...

Author(s)
Anandajayasekeram, P.; Rukuni, M.; Babu, S.; Liebenberg, F.; Keswani, C. L.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Challenges facing African agriculture.

At independence in 1960, Africa was a modest food exporter while Asia was engulfed in a food crisis. The Green Revolution boosted food production in Asia and the global food problem shifted to Africa. However, science and technology have been promoted on an ad hoc basis in Africa's 45 years of...

Author(s)
Babu, S. C.; Anandajayasekeram, P.; Rukuni, M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Economics of wheat research in Kenya.

A net exporter of wheat in the 1960s, Kenya now imports the majority of its wheat requirements. Kenyan demand for wheat is rising with rapidly increasing population and higher incomes, leading to massive importation. Yet despite Kenya's investment in wheat research and extension over the past 90...

Author(s)
Makanda, D. W.; Oehmke, J. F.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact of sorghum research and development in Zimbabwe: the case of SV 2.

Sorghum and millet are important for human consumption in marginal rainfall regions, for low income consumers in other regions and for beer production in Zimbabwe. After independence the research and policy emphasis on sorghum shifted towards communal farmers, from red-seeded to the white-seeded...

Author(s)
Anandajayasekeram, P.; Martella, D. R.; Sanders, J.; Kupfuma, B.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ex-ante analysis of the Sorghum and Millet Improvement Program.

The Southern African Development Community (SADC)/International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics Sorghum and Millet Improvement Program (SMIP) was started in 1983 as a regional initiative of the SADC in collaboration with one of the International Agricultural Research Centres....

Author(s)
Anandajayasekeram, P.; Martella, D. R.; Sanders, J.; Kupfuma, B.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impact of pearl millet research and development in Namibia: the case of Okashana 1.

Pearl millet is the most widely grown and utilized cereal in northern Namibia especially in Ovambo and Kavango regions. A millet variety was identified in the late 1980s from the Sorghum and Millet Improvement Program nursery in 1986 and officially released in 1990, under the name Okashana 1. This...

Author(s)
Anandajayasekeram, P.; Martella, D. R.; Sanders, J.; Kupfuma, B.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter

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