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Cover for Yams: origin and history.

Dioscorea spp. are found throughout the tropics, and different species of edible yams have been domesticated independently in America, Africa, Madagascar, South and South-east Asia, Australia and Melanesia. This chapter focuses on the domestication, discovery, and present geographical distribution...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for History and management - Southern Africa and western Indian Ocean islands.

Parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) has been recorded in the Southern African countries of South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and most recently Botswana, and the western Indian Ocean islands of Madagascar, Mauritius including Rodrigues, as well as Réunion, Seychelles, Comoros,...

Author(s)
Strathie, L. W.; McConnachie, A. J.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The effectiveness of potato and sweetpotato improvement programmes from the perspectives of varietal output and adoption in sub-Saharan Africa.

This chapter focuses on the importance of potato production in Burundi, Congo Democratic Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda and sweet potato production in Burundi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The importance of the dissemination of improved potato...

Author(s)
Labarta, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Raising rice yields and beyond: an experience of collective learning and innovation in lowland rice systems in Madagascar.

This chapter discusses the principles and processes of the participatory learning and action-research approach to integrated rice management (PLARIRM) in Africa, as well as the application of PLAR-IRM in a rainfed lowland rice system in Madagascar. Prospects for the wider use of PLAR-IRM in Africa...

Author(s)
Defoer, T.; Wopereis, M. C. S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Madagascar: coping with relief aid and politics.

Following an overview of Madagascar's agriculture, this chapter describes the country's seed sector, including its seed law, seed certification and seed demand and production. Two family-based seed enterprises, three government centres and a cooperative engaged in the seed business are then...

Author(s)
Mele, P. van; Randriamilandy, K.; Ralisoa, N.; Rabeson, R.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938437)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for When the project leaves...

This chapter looks at the "exit strategy" of the Upper Mandrare River Basin Development Project (PHBM) in Madagascar. To help meet the challenges of exit, the project has created a special approach called PATAS (Sustaining Outcomes, and Transferring Assets and Knowledge). It was also necessary to...

Author(s)
Shapiro, B.; Woldeyes, A.; Ramilison, H.; Rakotondratsima, A.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937393)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The Red Island, its people and its economy.

This chapter presents a brief history of Madagascar, and describes the country's ethnic patchwork, geography, agricultural sector and economy. Also discussed are the government's commitments to eradicate rural poverty and the International Fund for Agricultural Development's (IFAD) support in...

Author(s)
Shapiro, B.; Woldeyes, A.; Ramilison, H.; Rakotondratsima, A.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937393)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Restoring the forests.

This chapter describes the phases of the afforestation microprojects in Madagascar. The project included the establishment of local nurseries for the production of young trees (Eucalyptus, Acacia mangium, Grevillea banksii, Moringa oleifera and Azadirachta indica), and planting of the young trees...

Author(s)
Shapiro, B.; Woldeyes, A.; Ramilison, H.; Rakotondratsima, A.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937393)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for More water, more rice: a green revolution.

This chapter looks at the increase in rice production following the rehabilitation and construction of irrigation systems and the introduction of a system of improved rice cultivation (SRA) under the Upper Mandrare River Basin Development Project (PHBM) in Madagascar.

Author(s)
Shapiro, B.; Woldeyes, A.; Ramilison, H.; Rakotondratsima, A.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937393)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for "TSY Mitolike" and the birth of a project.

This chapter outlines the beginnings and evolution of the Upper Mandrare River Basin Development Project (PHBM) initiated in 1996 as a response to the severe food crisis that hit all of southern Madagascar in 1991 and 1992. The objective of the five-year project was to reduce rural poverty and to...

Author(s)
Shapiro, B.; Woldeyes, A.; Ramilison, H.; Rakotondratsima, A.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937393)
Type
Book chapter

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