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Cover for Production system characterization and development.

The main objective of this chapter is to explain the different goat production systems, and how to identify major constraints and opportunities for achieving better productivity. The options and strategies for planning and implementing goat improvement projects and assessing goat production systems ...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book InfoOpen Access
Cover for Organic food systems meeting the needs of Southern Africa.

This book reports on long-term comparative organic farming systems' research trials carried out over the last 5 years in the Southern Cape of South Africa, as well as research into the successes and failures of the organic sector and the technical tools required for sustainable development in South ...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book
Full TextCABI Book InfoOpen Access
Cover for Fertilizer use optimization in sub-Saharan Africa.

This book contains 17 chapters providing details on decision tools that use linear programming to determine recommendations specific to a farmer's context intended to maximize profit from fertilizer use in sub-saharan Africa. Chapter 1 and 2 discusses the principles and approach, and spatial...

Author(s)
Wortmann, C. S.; Sones, K.
ISBN
2017 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392046)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Smartphones supporting monitoring functions: experiences from sweet potato vine distribution in sub-Saharan Africa.

This chapter shares experiences in the use of smartphones to collect monitoring data for sweet potato vine multiplication and dissemination activities in sub-Saharan Africa. An Open Data Kit (ODK) technology is used to collect geo-tagged data, perform error validation, on-site data quality control, ...

Author(s)
Wanjohi, L. M.; Moturi, C. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The performance of bean improvement programmes in sub-Saharan Africa from the perspectives of varietal output and adoption.

This chapter focuses on the importance of beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) in area and production in Burundi, Congo Democratic Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Data on bean cultivar output and adoption in these countries is also presented.

Author(s)
Muthoni, R. A.; Andrade, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Towards long-term nutrition security: the role of agriculture in dietary diversity.

A major obstacle to securing investments in agriculture and food-based approaches for improving nutrition is providing proof of efficacy. Do food-based approaches lead to reductions in malnutrition? To answer this question we need to develop a credible evidence base that articulates the links in...

Author(s)
Thompson, B.; Meerman, J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Info
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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