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Cover for Getting the equation right: engendering sweetpotato value chains in East Africa.

Upgrading sweetpotato value chains is constrained by its bulkiness, its short shelf life and it being predominantly seen as a woman's and poor person's crop. Commercialization efforts require increased involvement of men and young people, without jeopardizing benefits accruing to women. The...

Author(s)
Mayanja, S.; McEwan, M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Disease management, especially viruses in potato and sweetpotato.

Potato (Solanum tuberosum) and sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) are the fourth and seventh most important crop plants. Both are important subsistence crops in East Africa and complement each other since their growth requirements differ. Potato and sweetpotato are vegetatively propagated, making them...

Author(s)
Valkonen, J. P. T.; Kreuze, J. F.; Ndunguru, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Value chains and regional trade in East Africa: the case of vegetables in Kenya and Tanzania.

This study applied the value chain approach combined with a livelihood analysis for assessing tomato and onion value chains in Kenya and Tanzania, including cross-border trade of Tanzanian onions to Kenya. The combination of the two analytical approaches was used to identify the poorest actors in...

Author(s)
König, T.; Blatt, J.; Brakel, K.; Kloss, K.; Nilges, T.; Woellert, F.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936495)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for Ecohydrology driving a tropical savannah ecosystem.

Managing wildlife and human needs for water in the face of pronounced seasonal and inter-annual variability of the water is the key problem to be addressed in semi-arid East Africa. This requires a sound understanding of the ecohydrological factors driving the tropical savannah ecosystem. Such an...

Author(s)
Gereta, E.; Wolanski, E.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845930028)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for East Africa: wildlife and forest ecotourism, the Maasai and community lands.

This chapter reviews community ecotourism ventures in East Africa located on Maasai group ranches in Kenya and Tanzania, at other local villages in Tanzania and on forest reserves in Uganda. It first provides an overview of ecotourism in East Africa and key issues for community ecotourism...

Author(s)
Zeppel, H. D.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931247)
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 Searching for common ground: reconstructing landscape history in East Africa's eastern Arc mountains.

This paper argues for the extension of forest history studies from the microstudy to regional comparative examinations across regions with continuities in natural and human history. It contends, further, that effective resource conservation requires a complex understanding of change along temporal...

Author(s)
Conte, C. A.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994208)
Type
Conference paper; Book chapter

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