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Cover for Strategies to improve seed potato quality and supply in sub-Saharan Africa: experience from interventions in five countries.

Potato yields of small-scale farmers in the region fall far short of their potential, mostly due to a potent combination of inadequate supplies of high quality seed and limited awareness of better seed and crop management practices. Consequently, potato yields in sub-Saharan Africa are dismally low ...

Author(s)
Demo, P.; Lemaga, B.; Kakuhenzire, R.; Schulz, S.; Borus, D.; Barker, I.; Woldegiorgis, G.; Parker, M. L.; Schulte-Geldermann, E.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Quality seed potato production: experience from the highlands of Ethiopia.

Utilization of healthy planting material is a key factor to improve potato yields and to reduce the dissemination of pests and diseases. Decentralized, community-based seed production schemes have been established between 2008 and 2012 in six highland districts of Ethiopia. Pathogen-free planting...

Author(s)
Woldegiorgis, G.; Hailemariam, G.; Lemaga, B.; Schulz, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Can small still be beautiful? Moving local sweetpotato seed systems to scale in sub-Saharan Africa.

In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), a range of farmer-based practices for the conservation and multiplication of sweetpotato planting material has evolved. In bimodal rainfall areas, sequential planting ensures that a ware crop is in the ground for most of the year, and vines are harvested from one crop...

Author(s)
McEwan, M.; Almekinders, C.; Abidin, P. E.; Andrade, M.; Carey, E. E.; Gibson, R. W.; Naico, A.; Namanda, S.; Schulz, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The farming systems of potential potato production areas of Chencha, southern Ethiopia.

A survey was conducted in 2012 to assess the diversity of farming systems in the potential potato production areas of Chencha in southern Ethiopia. It was part a PhD research study on evaluation and optimization of sustainability of farming systems which is part of an initiative to make the area a...

Author(s)
Mazengia, W.; Schulte, R.; Tadese, Y.; Griffin, D.; Schulz, S.; Struik, P. C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Meeting the financial needs of smallholder farmers in Ethiopia.

This chapter examines assessment of the policies, strategies and regulatory framework and the meso-level players that affect the delivery of financial services to smallholder farmers in Ethiopia. Data is based on Afrint I and II surveys.

Author(s)
Wolday Amha
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conclusions: what direction for the future of African agriculture?

This chapter draws overall conclusions from the current study as well as the preceding one and to point out directions for future research as well as policy. It is argued that the African Green Revolution might differ from the Asian one: it would involve other crops, be less focused on rice and...

Author(s)
Aryeetey, E.; Djurfeldt, G.; Isinika, A. C.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for African smallholders. Food crops, markets and policy.

This book investigates how the changed agricultural policy climate affected government policies in the nine countries studied already as part of the preceding project: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. By repeating the cross-sectional survey made in...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Aryeetey, E.; Isinika, A. C.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book
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Cover for Extension approaches and information dissemination for coffee wilt disease management in Africa: experiences from Ethiopia.

This chapter describes the information communication strategies and approaches used by RCWP (Regional Coffee Wilt Programme) for coffee wilt (Gibberella xylarioides) management in Ethiopia.

Author(s)
Negussie, E.; Kimani, M.; Girma, A.; Phiri, N.; Teshome, D.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936419)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Coffee wilt disease in Ethiopia.

This chapter reviews the status of coffee wilt disease (caused by Gibberella xylarioides), including its occurrence, distribution and importance on arabica coffee in Ethiopia, and highlights some of the factors accelerating the disease and efforts made to contain the problem.

Author(s)
Girma, A.; Million, A.; Hindorf, H.; Arega, Z.; Teferi, D.; Jefuka, C.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936419)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The impact of improvement research: the case of Bangladesh and Ethiopia.

This chapter discusses the state of adoption of improved lentil cultivars in Bangladesh and Ethiopia using survey data, the factors constraining the diffusion of new lentil cultivars, the ex post economic impacts based on the adoption that has already taken place, and the costs of the time lag in...

Author(s)
Aw-Hassan, A. A.; Senait Regassa; Islam, Q. M. S.; Ashutosh Sarker
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934873)
Type
Book chapter

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