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Cover for One health leadership and team building training.

In this chapter, The authors presented five case studies on OH leadership and team building programmes and approaches and then compare them to determine what competencies they are emphasizing as critical in their cultural and operational context. Case studies were selected to represent OH...

Author(s)
Pelican, K.; Blair, B.; Adisasmito, W.; Allen, I.; Amir, V.; Bazeyo, W.; Errecaborde, K.; Huong Le Thi; Mahero, M.; Wanzala, S.; Bender, J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242577)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The effectiveness of crop improvement programmes from the perspectives of varietal output and adoption: cassava, cowpea, soybean and yam in sub-Saharan Africa and maize in West and Central Africa.

This chapter focuses on the assessment of the cultivar output, adoption and change for cassava, cowpea, soyabean and yam for Africa south of Sahara and maize improvement in West and Central Africa. The evaluation of the performance of genetic improvement programmes in these crops are also discussed.

Author(s)
Alene, A. D.; Abdoulaye, T.; Rusike, J.; Manyong, V.; Walker, T. S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessing the effectiveness of agricultural R&D for groundnut, pearl millet, pigeonpea and sorghum in West and Central Africa and East and Southern Africa.

An understanding of the performance of sorghum, pearl millet, and groundnut programmes from the perspectives of scientific capacity, output of released varieties and the level of adoption of these improved varieties is not as comprehensive as in other staple food crops such as maize. This chapter...

Author(s)
Ndjeunga, J.; Mausch, K.; Simtowe, F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ex ante</i> evaluation of improved potato varieties for sub-Saharan Africa.

In many parts of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), potato plays an important role as a food security crop. Yet technological improvements to boost potato productivity have so far not been extensively utilized. Moreover, it remains unclear which potential impacts can be expected from future technological...

Author(s)
Kleinwechter, U.; Hareau, G.; Bonierbale, M.; Gastelo, M.; Harahagazwe, D.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation agriculture in West and Central Africa.

This chapter aims to contribute to fill the conservation agriculture (CA) knowledge gap through the search of a comprehensive answer to the following questions: is CA a promising alternative to ensure the sustainability of farms in W and Central Africa (WCA)? What are the evidence, knowledge gaps...

Author(s)
Nana, P. D.; Dugué, P.; Mkomwa, S.; Sansan, J. B. da; Essecofy, G.; Bougoum, H.; Zerbo, I.; Ganou, S.; Andrieu, N.; Douzet, J. M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Camel meat in the world.

This book chapter provides the available statistics on camel meat production in different parts of the world, including the camel slaughtering rate trends and the contribution of camel meat to meat production. The camel meat market in the Horn of Africa, Central and Western Africa, and Asia, are...

Author(s)
Faye, B.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641010)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Risk of uncontrolled importation of seed potato from Europe to East and Central Africa: what are the policy options?

Potato (Solanum tuberosum) is an important food and cash crop. It is among the 10 strategic staple crops for food and income security in Eastern and Central Africa (ECA). Its importance continues to rise due to increased urbanization, change in eating habits and uptake of processed potato products...

Author(s)
Kaguongo, W.; Rwomushana, I.; Kashaija, I. N.; Ntizo, S.; Kabira, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Communication approaches for sustainable management of banana Xanthomonas wilt in East and Central Africa.

The East and Central African region has been devastated by a banana Xanthomonas wilt epidemic caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum. Xanthomonas wilt is widespread in Uganda, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania, and has been confirmed as present in...

Author(s)
Tinzaara, W.; Karamura, E.; Blomme, G.; Jogo, W.; Ocimati, W.; Kubiriba, J.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Socio-economic impact of coffee wilt disease.

This chapter describes the severity and incidence of coffee wilt disease (Gibberella xylarioides) in East and Central Africa and discusses its impact on coffee production and productivity as well as its contribution to income, foreign currency, employment and livelihood.

Author(s)
Musebe, R. O.; Njuki, J.; Mdemu, S.; Lukwago, G.; Shibru, A.; Saiba, T.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936419)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The International Center for Agricultural Research in the ry Areas' (ICARDA) experience in agricultural research priority assessment.

Past agricultural priority assessment exercises have often emphasized efficiency or productivity gain as a single objective. This emphasis is appropriate for commodity-based research, but can be problematic for non-commodity research, such as research that addresses natural resources or other...

Author(s)
Shideed, K.; Solh, M.; Mazid, A.; El-Solh, M.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935665)
Type
Book chapter

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