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Cover for Community biodiversity management (CBM): a participatory methodology that integrates empowerment, livelihoods and on-farm management of agrobiodiversity.

This chapter presents an overview of community biodiversity management (CBM) methodology based on in-depth experiences from Brazil, Ethiopia, India, France, Nepal and reference cases from several other countries. The key role of the most commonly used participatory practices that integrate...

Author(s)
Subedi, A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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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
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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
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Cover for Varietal output and adoption in barley, chickpea, faba bean, field pea and lentil in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sudan.

This chapter focuses on the improvements in the production of barley, chickpea, faba bean, field pea and lentil in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sudan. Information on cultivar output and adoption of these crops is also presented.

Author(s)
Yigezu, Y. A.; Yirga, C.; Aw-Hassan, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Maize technologies and rural poverty reduction in Ethiopia.

In the past four decades, more than 40 improved maize varieties, including hybrids and open-pollinated varieties, have been developed and released in Ethiopia by the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research in collaboration with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre. Most...

Author(s)
Zeng, D.; Alwang, J.; Norton, G. W.; Shiferaw, B.; Jaleta, M.; Yirga, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for What are the factors that dictate the choice of coping strategies for extreme climate events? The case of farmers in the Nile basin of Ethiopia.

This chapter argues that it is the differences in households' socioeconomic and environmental characteristics that affect the choice of coping strategies rather than the type of extreme event. In other words, a household employs what is at its disposal to cope with an extreme climate event, whether ...

Author(s)
Deressa, T. T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Global warming and malaria in tropical highlands - an estimation of Ethiopia's 'unmitigated' annual malaria burden in the 21st century.

This chapter focuses on spatial patterns of malaria, especially those of altitudinal shifts, with climate change, emphasizing the need to consider the effect of warmer temperatures on the disease from a regional context rather than a global one. The malaria climate suitability and biogeographically ...

Author(s)
Bouma, M. J.; Pascual, M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book chapter
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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 One Health economics.

This chapter presents examples of how both costs and benefits of diseases and disease control can cross from animals to humans, and vice versa. These examples span from joint human and animal vaccination services for mobile pastoralists in Chad and brucellosis control in Mongolia, to rabies control ...

Author(s)
Zinsstag, J.; Choudhury, A.; Roth, F.; Shaw, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643410)
Type
Book chapter

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