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Cover for Indigenous systems of conflict resolution in Oromia, Ethiopia.

This chapter describes the role of the gadaa system, an institution developed for guiding the social, political, economic and religious life of the Oromo people in Ethiopia and for managing resources such as water, as well as its contribution in conflict resolution among individuals and...

Author(s)
Endossa, D. C.; Awulachew, S. B.; Namara, R. E.; Babel, M. S.; Gupta, A. D.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933265)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The lentil: botany, production and uses.

This book provides a comprehensive review of current lentil research. It contains 26 chapters covering topics on lentil global production, supply and demand; origin, phylogeny, domestication and spread; plant morphology, anatomy and growth habit; agroecology and adaptation; genetic resources...

Author(s)
Erskine, W.; Muehlbauer, F. J.; Sarker, A.; Sharma, B.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934873)
Type
Book
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Cover for Ecosystem benefits of 'bright' spots.

Bright spots are, by definition, cases where local food production has been improved primarily through resource-conserving agricultural techniques, which inlude: integrated pest management, integrated nutrient management, conservation tillage, agroforestry, aquaculture, water harvesting and...

Author(s)
Bossio, D.; Noble, A.; Aloysius, N.; Pretty, J.; Vries, F. P. de
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933876)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mycotoxin contamination in food systems in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Mycotoxin contamination of food systems is a major problem in many countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. Most diets in the region are maize based, but cassava, sorghum, millet and peanuts also are important. These food systems are susceptible to aflatoxins, fumonisin B1, zearalenone and...

Author(s)
Siame, B. A.; Nawa, I. N.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The African food crisis: lessons from the Asian Green Revolution.

A comparative study between Asian agricultural development during the Green Revolution in food production and the current problematic agricultural situation in sub-Saharan Africa is presented. Case studies of eight African (viz. Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia)...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Holmén, H.; Jirström, M.; Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book
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Cover for African food crisis - the relevance of Asian experiences.

The current African food crisis is described, and is related to the Asian experience to analyse the different factors that influenced the success of the green revolution in Asian nations as Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, India and Bangladesh. The lessons learned in the Asian...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Holmén, H.; Jirström, M.; Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crisis and potential in smallholder food production - evidence from micro level.

Some of the farm-level factors that are crucial for intensified food crop production in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is discussed. The current trends and indicators of intensification, including yield, total production per farm and consumption unit and sale of crops are also discussed, based on the...

Author(s)
Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Spurts in production - Africa's limping Green Revolution.

The present food situation in sub-Saharan Africa is described; also, examples of historical agricultural experiences and of some attempted sub-Saharan Green Revolutions are presented. An overview of food production development in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi and Nigeria, ...

Author(s)
Holmén, H.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The state and agricultural intensification in sub-Saharan Africa.

The agricultural intensification (or its absence) in eight sub-Saharan African countries, viz. Ethiopia, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia, is discussed. Special emphasis is directed at the triad state-market-smallholders and their respective roles in staple food...

Author(s)
Holmén, H.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing the economic and environmental impacts of conservation technologies: a farm-level bioeconomic modelling approach.

This chapter illustrates how a multiperiod bioeconomic household-level model, in which changes in resource quality have feedback effects on future land productivity, can be used to explore the economic and environmental impacts of natural resource management technologies and policies. This model is ...

Author(s)
Shiferaw, B.; Holden, S. T.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter

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