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Cover for Agronomic evaluation of common and improved dessert banana cultivars at different altitudes across Burundi.

Banana is an important crop for food and income in Burundi. However, average annual yields are low (5 t/ha) because of low and declining soil fertility, and pest and disease pressure. To help overcome the challenges to banana production in the Great Lakes region of Central Africa, the Consortium...

Author(s)
Kamira, M.; Crichton, R. J.; Kanyaruguru, J. P.; Asten, P. J. A. van; Blomme, G.; Lorenzen, J.; Njukwe, E.; Bergh, I. van den; Ouma, E.; Muchunguzi, P.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plantain collection and morphological characterization in Democratic Republic of Congo: past and present activities and prospects.

The collection and morphological characterization of Musa spp. (bananas and plantains) started during the 1950s in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) at the Institut National pour l'Etude Agronomique du Congo (INEAC) Yangambi Research Station, where 56 plantain cultivars were established...

Author(s)
Adheka, J. G.; Dhed'a, D. B.; Sivirihauma, C.; Karamura, D.; Langhe, E. de; Swennen, R.; Blomme, G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Musa</i> germplasm diversity status across a wide range of agro-ecological zones in Rwanda, Burundi and Eastern Democratic republic of Congo.

Musa (bananas and plantains), an important food and income crop in the east and central African Great Lakes countries (Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo)), has suffered declines in production and diversity over the past 20 years. The loss in cultivar diversity is mainly ...

Author(s)
Ocimati, W.; Karamura, D.; Rutikanga, A.; Sivirihauma, C.; Ndungo, V.; Adheka, J.; Dhed'a, D. B.; Muhindo, H.; Ntamwira, J.; Hakizimana, S.; Ngezahayo, F.; Ragama, P.; Lepoint, P.; Kanyaruguru, J. P.; Langhe, E. de; Gaidashova, S. V.; Nsabimana, A.; Murekezi, C.; Blomme, G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Growth and yield of plantain cultivars at four sites of differing altitude in North Kivu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Congo Basin is an important centre of diversity for plantain. Plantain is mainly grown below 1200 m above sea level (masl). However, some plantain cultivars can be found up to 2200 masl in the highlands along the Albertine Rift Valley in North Kivu. This study assessed the effect of altitude on ...

Author(s)
Sikyolo, I.; Sivirihauma, C.; Ndungo, V.; Langhe, E. de; Ocimati, W.; Blomme, G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effect of banana leaf pruning on legume yield in banana-legume intercropping systems in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

As a result of declining farm/plot size and increasing food security needs, intercropping is practised by the majority of small-scale farmers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. A banana-legume intercropping experiment was conducted at the Mulungu Research Station in South Kivu Province to...

Author(s)
Ntamwira, J.; Pypers, P.; Asten, P. J. A. van; Vanlauwe, B.; Ruhigwa, B.; Lepoint, P.; Blomme, G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Contribution of bananas and plantains to the diet and nutrition of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Musa</i>-dependent households with preschoolers in Beni and Bukavu territories, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Bananas and plantains serve as important food crops in much of Africa. In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), production of bananas is concentrated in the eastern region and ranges between 75,000 and 80,000 t/year. Bananas rank second in importance after cassava in eastern DR Congo and are ...

Author(s)
Ekesa, B. N.; Kimiywe, J.; Davey, M.; Dhuique-Mayer, C.; Bergh, I. van den; Blomme, G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Banana systems in the humid highlands of sub-Saharan Africa: enhancing resilience and productivity.

This book addresses issues related to intensification of banana-based cropping systems in the (sub)humid highland areas of Africa. The information that is presented in the 28 chapters of the book is based on research carried out in the Great Lakes Region by CIALCA (Consortium for Improving...

Author(s)
Blomme, G.; Asten, P. van; Vanlauwe, B.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book
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Cover for Challenges and opportunities for macropropagation technology for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Musa</i> spp. among smallholder farmers and small- and medium-scale enterprises.

Lack or shortage of healthy and improved planting material is a major constraint to the expansion of banana and plantain production. The situation is made worse by the lack of formal systems for producing and distributing quality planting material, thereby forcing farmers to depend on natural...

Author(s)
Njukwe, E.; Ouma, E.; Asten, P. J. A. van; Muchunguzi, P.; Amah, D.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Coffee/banana intercropping as an opportunity for smallholder coffee farmers in Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.

Coffee is a primary cash crop and banana a primary food crop in the East African highlands region, including Rwanda, Burundi, north-west Tanzania, west and central Kenya and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. These two crops often occur on the same smallholder farms, either planted on separate...

Author(s)
Jassogne, L.; Nibasumba, A.; Wairegi, L.; Baret, P. V.; Deraeck, J.; Mukasa, D.; Wanyama, I.; Bongers, G.; Asten, P. J. A. van
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A comparative and systems approach to banana cropping systems in the Great Lakes region.

To explore the diversity and efficiency of smallholder farms, we developed an approach based on a comparative framework and a systems analysis. Five sites in three countries (Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo) were studied in parallel to take account of variations in agro-ecological...

Author(s)
Damme, J. van; Bouver, D. de; Dupriez, M.; Asten, P. J. A. van; Baret, P. V.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
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