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Cover for Mycotoxin contamination in food systems in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Mycotoxin contamination of food systems is a major problem in many countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. Most diets in the region are maize based, but cassava, sorghum, millet and peanuts also are important. These food systems are susceptible to aflatoxins, fumonisin B1, zearalenone and...

Author(s)
Siame, B. A.; Nawa, I. N.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Poverty targeting with heterogeneous endowments: a micro-simulation analysis of a less-favoured Ethiopian village.

Spatially targeted programmes for poverty reduction in less-favoured areas (LFAs) are typically constrained by a large heterogeneity amongst households in terms of the quantity and quality of available resources. The objective of this chapter is to explore, in a stylized manner, the role of...

Author(s)
Kuiper, M.; Ruben, R.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932770)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Human impacts on the <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Coffea arabica</i> genepool in Ethiopia and the need for its <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in situ</i> conservation.

The need for the conservation of Arabica coffee in the forests of southwestern Ethiopia is discussed. Beginning with the geographic and genetic origin of coffee, the diversity of the gene pools, human impacts on the forest landscape, and the current conservation status of coffee are also discussed. ...

Author(s)
Gole, T. W.; Denich, M.; Teketay, D.; Vlek, P. L. G.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995229)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Farmers' views and management of sorghum diversity in Western Harerghe, Ethiopia: implications for collaboration with formal breeding.

This chapter examines farmers' goals, concepts and practices in sorghum genetic resource management in highland and lowland ecologies of Western Harerghe, Ethiopia, including how farmers perceive and access diversity, name varieties, make selections and manage their environments. Research results...

Author(s)
McGuire, S. J.
ISBN
2002 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995854)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sustainable management of private and communal lands in Northern Ethiopia.

This paper synthesizes results of a study conducted in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray, which has experienced severe land degradation. The paper examines the technological and institutional factors determining the adoption of natural resource conservation at both the household and the...

Author(s)
Gebremedhin, B.; Swinton, S. M.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Poverty and land degradation: peasants' willingness to pay to sustain land productivity.

This paper tests the hypotheses that market imperfections and poverty are important determinants of farm households' incentives to conserve their own land. This issue is explored by asking peasants about their willingness to pay (WTP) to sustain the productivity of their own land and by analysing...

Author(s)
Holden, S. T.; Shiferaw, B.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A bio-economic model of integrated crop-livestock farming systems: the case of the Ginchi watershed in Ethiopia.

This paper uses one particular bioeconomic model, first, to explore some questions and hence generate information pertaining to the complex interactions existing in an integrated crop-livestock farming system in Ethiopia. Secondly, it examines various ways in which such a model may be used to...

Author(s)
Okumu, B. N.; Jabbar, M. A.; Colman, D.; Russell, N.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995847)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for From plot to watershed management: experience in farmer participatory Vertisol technology generation and adoption in highland Ethiopia.

This chapter presents a summary of the experience of a research project for developing and disseminating technologies for better management of Vertisols for improving productivity. The development and testing of Vertisol technology in Ethiopia are discussed. The adoption pathways for the broadbed...

Author(s)
Jabbar, M. A.; Tekalign Mamo; Saleem, M. A. M.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994505)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Low-cost animal-drawn implements for Vertisol management and strategies for land-use intensification.

This chapter discusses the traditional management of Vertisols and land use types in Ethiopia. The advantages and disadvantages of maresha, an Ethiopian plough pulled by a pair of oxen, is described. The characteristics and evolution of broadbed maker (BBM) are also described. Additional...

Author(s)
Astatke, A.; Jabbar, M. A.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994505)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Livestock disease control and the changing landscapes of South-west Ethiopia.

This paper examines how controlling livestock trypanosomiasis, transmitted by tsetse-fly (Glossina spp.), affects the rate and location of agricultural expansion in Ghibe Valley, Ethiopia. Control of the disease will reduce animal mortality, increase productivity per animal and cause livestock...

Author(s)
Reid, R. S.; Thornton, P. K.; Kruska, R. L.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter

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