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Cover for The role of impact assessment in evaluating agricultural investments in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Eastern and Southern Africa, in particular, have been burdened with chronic food insecurity, pervasive rural poverty and natural resource degradation. In many countries, agricultural research and development (R&D) has had limited success in improving agricultural productivity and the...

Author(s)
Anandajayasekeram, P.; Babu, S.; Rukuni, M.; Workneh, S.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Challenges facing African agriculture.

At independence in 1960, Africa was a modest food exporter while Asia was engulfed in a food crisis. The Green Revolution boosted food production in Asia and the global food problem shifted to Africa. However, science and technology have been promoted on an ad hoc basis in Africa's 45 years of...

Author(s)
Babu, S. C.; Anandajayasekeram, P.; Rukuni, M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Economics of wheat research in Kenya.

A net exporter of wheat in the 1960s, Kenya now imports the majority of its wheat requirements. Kenyan demand for wheat is rising with rapidly increasing population and higher incomes, leading to massive importation. Yet despite Kenya's investment in wheat research and extension over the past 90...

Author(s)
Makanda, D. W.; Oehmke, J. F.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact of sorghum research and development in Zimbabwe: the case of SV 2.

Sorghum and millet are important for human consumption in marginal rainfall regions, for low income consumers in other regions and for beer production in Zimbabwe. After independence the research and policy emphasis on sorghum shifted towards communal farmers, from red-seeded to the white-seeded...

Author(s)
Anandajayasekeram, P.; Martella, D. R.; Sanders, J.; Kupfuma, B.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ex-ante analysis of the Sorghum and Millet Improvement Program.

The Southern African Development Community (SADC)/International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics Sorghum and Millet Improvement Program (SMIP) was started in 1983 as a regional initiative of the SADC in collaboration with one of the International Agricultural Research Centres....

Author(s)
Anandajayasekeram, P.; Martella, D. R.; Sanders, J.; Kupfuma, B.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The impact of public investment in maize research in Kenya.

Kenya has been transformed into a net importer of maize, which is its major staple. As maize accounts for a major portion of calorific and protein intake for more than 90% of Kenyans, the fact that Kenya must increase farm productivity and income is no longer debatable. Past successes in maize...

Author(s)
Karanja, D. D.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Evaluating agricultural research and extension in Tanzania: the production function approach.

Agricultural research in Tanzania began in 1923 on sorghum and cotton. Since then, the number of research stations and institutions involved in agricultural research has increased. However, there are very few evaluations of the performance of agricultural research. This study uses the production...

Author(s)
Isinika, A. C.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact assessment of sorghum research in Zambia.

The resources for agricultural and natural resources research have declined in Zambia. Therefore, there is a need to generate evidence on the rate of return (ROR) on past investments in sorghum research. Zambia's sorghum research programme has released seven widely adapted varieties and management...

Author(s)
Chisi, M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impact of the Russian wheat aphid integrated control programme in South Africa.

This study was undertaken to describe the adoption and impact of the Russian wheat aphid (RWA) integrated control programme in the Central and Eastern Free State of South Africa. Rapid adoption of RWA-resistant cultivars has been demonstrated since their release in 1993. The area sown to the...

Author(s)
Marasas, C. N.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
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