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Cover for Sustainability along all value chains: exploring value chain interactions in sustainable food systems.

The value chain, as an analytical tool, has been used for more than 50 years as a way to better understand how agri-food products move and gain value from the farm gate to the table. Over the past 20 years, increasing attention has been paid to questions of sustainability within value chains and...

Author(s)
Loconto, A. M.; Santacoloma, P.; Rodríguez, R. A.; Vandecandelaere, E.; Tartanac, F.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving grain quality of locally produced rice in Africa.

This chapter presents a case study on consumer preferences for rice as observed in four regions in Benin. Strategies to improve rice grain quality are discussed, which range from the choice of cultivar to management factors before and after harvesting. Recommendations for enhancing the...

Author(s)
Futakuchi, K.; Manful, J.; Sakurai, T.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Geographical indications in developing countries.

This chapter examines the continued development of geographical indications (GIs) at an international level, particularly in developing countries. The first part looks at the issues at stake, and at the reasons why GIs have acquired a widely shared empirical foundation, even though their legal...

Author(s)
Sautier, D.; Biénabe, E.; Cerdan, C.
ISBN
2011 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845933524)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Does agriculture conflict with <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in situ</i> conservation? a case study on the use of wild relatives by yam farmers in Benin.

This chapter reports a case study on yam, a tuber crop, and its wild relatives in Benin. It describes the use made by local farmers of yam wild relatives and presents results of genetic studies (diversity analysis using microsatellites and principal component analysis) that demonstrate the...

Author(s)
Scarcelli, N.; Tostain, S.; Baco, M. N.; Agbangla, C.; Daïnou, O.; Vigouroux, Y.; Pham, J. L.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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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
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Cover for On-farm evaluation of the contribution of sole and mixed applications of organic matter and urea to maize grain production in the Savannah.

The study was conducted in research villages in the derived savannah (DS) and northern Guinea savannah (NGS) benchmark areas of the Ecoregional Programme for the humid and sub-humid tropics in Sub-Saharan Africa to investigate the possible benefits of combining organic matter with urea under a...

Author(s)
Iwuafor, E. N. O.; Aihou, K.; Jaryum, J. S.; Vanlauwe, B.; Diels, J.; Sanginga, N.; Lyasse, O.; Deckers, J.; Merckx, R.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995762)
Type
Book chapter

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