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Cover for The business of plant breeding: market-led approaches to new variety design in Africa.

This book is the result of a study on demand-led plant variety design for changing markets in Africa, the purpose of which is to identify and share best practices in demand-led plant breeding from private and public sector breeding programmes worldwide. The intended audiences are professionals in...

Author(s)
Persley, G. J.; Anthony, V. M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393814)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for On the road to potato processing in African tropical highlands.

Potato processing at the industrial level is relatively insignificant in the tropical highlands of Africa in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. No large international companies are present in this area whereas they have successfully established themselves in North Africa (Egypt) and South Africa....

Author(s)
Haverkort, A. J.; Woldegiorgis, G.; Koesveld, M. J. van; Ntizo, S.; Wustman, R.; Zhang, X.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conclusions: what direction for the future of African agriculture?

This chapter draws overall conclusions from the current study as well as the preceding one and to point out directions for future research as well as policy. It is argued that the African Green Revolution might differ from the Asian one: it would involve other crops, be less focused on rice and...

Author(s)
Aryeetey, E.; Djurfeldt, G.; Isinika, A. C.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Accelerated domestication and commercialization of indigenous fruit and nut trees to enhance better livelihoods in the tropics: lessons and way forward.

The objectives of this chapter are: (i) to provide a global synthesis of knowledge on indigenous fruit tree domestication, utilization and marketing experiences from tropical Africa, Latin America and Asia; (ii) to summarize and highlight the main opportunities, achievements and challenges that...

Author(s)
Akinnifesi, F. K.; Sileshi, G.; Ajayi, O. C.; Tchoundjeu, Z.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931100)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for IITA's research-for-development agenda for Africa.

Agriculture is a primary driver for economic development in Africa. African agriculture must benefit from the research that can be conducted with the full arsenal of cutting-edge scientific tools to ensure food security, minimization of risk and the creation of wealth. The International Institute...

Author(s)
Blade, S.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation and community development: the Conservation Corporation Africa model.

The realities of operating in any rural area in the world make it imperative for tourism operators to consider the local communities and their requirements as a priority for sustainable development. Impoverished communities often surround conservation areas and it is crucial to integrate the needs...

Author(s)
Carlisle, L.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990224)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Impacts of genetic improvement in sorghum.

This chapter discusses the impacts of sorghum genetic enhancement research on sorghum yield, cost of production and genetic diversity, featuring the catalytic role of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in a research environment characterized by strong national...

Author(s)
Deb, U. K.; Bantilan, M. C. S.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995496)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Private reserves: the conservation corporation Africa model.

The Conservation Corporation Africa (CCA) model attempts to address threats to Africa's land and wildlife resources from burgeoning populations and reduced budgets. CCA recognizes that much of Africa's wildlife heritage and real estate is influenced or owned by local communities. Maintenance of...

Author(s)
Carlisle, L.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997322)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Financing agricultural research by producers' organizations in Africa.

This chapter draws from available literature as well as from a few African case studies to lay out the main issues and to suggest some lessons that may be useful to policy makers in implementing producer funding of agricultural research. Economic arguments for and against producer funding are...

Author(s)
Kangasniemi, J.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996004)
Type
Book chapter

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