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Cover for Ecological diversity and rice varietal improvement in West Africa.

This chapter describes the impact of regional rice research activities on varietal improvement in 7 of the most important producers of rice in West Africa: Côte dacute˜ Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

Author(s)
Dalton, T. J.; Guei, R. G.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact of IITA germplasm improvement on maize production in West and Central Africa.

This chapter discusses the impact of maize genetic improvement programmes of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture on maize production in West and Central Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Central Africa, Togo, Cameroon, Congo and Chad).

Author(s)
Manyong, V. M.; Kling, J. G.; Makinde, K. O.; Ajala, S. O.; Menkir, A.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Economic impact of international and national lentil improvement research in developing countries.

This chapter describes the contributions of ICARDA to lentil genetic resource management, pre-breeding research, and cultivar development research of the national agricultural research systems (NARS) in areas such as China, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Jordan and Sudan. Human resources ...

Author(s)
Aw-Hassan, A.; Shideed, K.; Sarker, A.; Tutwiler, R.; Erskine, W.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Efficiency effects of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bt</i> cotton adoption by smallholders in Makhathini Flats, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

The results of a survey of 100 smallholders in the Makhathini Flats region of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa give cause for cautious optimism regarding the impact of Bt cotton. The farmers who adopted the Bt cotton variety in the 1998 and 1999 seasons benefited from the new technology, according to...

Author(s)
Ismaël, Y.; Beyers, L.; Thirtle, C.; Piesse, J.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
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