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Cover for Has the Nigerian green revolution veered off track?

This chapter examines critically the response of the agricultural sector to the various policies and programmes, with specific reference to farm-level productivity, exemplified primarily by the major food crop in the country (maize). Available statistics from the various analyses show that, even...

Author(s)
Akande, T.; Andersson, A.; Djurfeldt, G.; Ogundele, F.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Intensification of shifting cultivation.

This chapter discusses the various ways the system of shifting cultivation has been modified to make it a more intensive system of agriculture. Attempts to modify shifting cultivation include the integration of trees into farmlands to form agroforestry systems, enrichment of fallow vegetation with...

Author(s)
Aweto, A. O.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640433)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This introductory chapter discusses the objective of the book, underlying research in the previous book and presents the summary and underlying research of each of the chapters of the current book. It also discusses the overall methodology used in gathering data for the study and the core finding...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Aryeetey, E.; Isinika, A. C.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mycotoxin contamination in foods in West and Central Africa.

Mycotoxins, natural toxic metabolites of fungi produced under favorable conditions on a wide range of foods and feeds are a world-wide problem. The five most important groups of mycotoxins are aflatoxins, fumonisins, ochratoxin A, zearalenone and deoxynivalenol. The weather conditions in most West...

Author(s)
Kpodo, K. A.; Bankole, S. A.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crisis and potential in smallholder food production - evidence from micro level.

Some of the farm-level factors that are crucial for intensified food crop production in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is discussed. The current trends and indicators of intensification, including yield, total production per farm and consumption unit and sale of crops are also discussed, based on the...

Author(s)
Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
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 Direct interactions between N fertilizer and organic matter: evidence from trials with <sup xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">15</sup>N-labelled fertilizer.

This paper focuses on testing the Direct Hypothesis using 15N-labelled fertilizers. This hypothesis formulated by Vanlauwe et al. (2001a) originates from data obtained under controlled laboratory conditions showing interactions between organic matter-C and mineral-N. A series of experiments...

Author(s)
Vanlauwe, B.; Diels, J.; Aihou, K.; Iwuafor, E. N. O.; Lyasse, O.; Sanginga, N.; Merckx, R.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995762)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for On-farm evaluation of the contribution of sole and mixed applications of organic matter and urea to maize grain production in the Savannah.

The study was conducted in research villages in the derived savannah (DS) and northern Guinea savannah (NGS) benchmark areas of the Ecoregional Programme for the humid and sub-humid tropics in Sub-Saharan Africa to investigate the possible benefits of combining organic matter with urea under a...

Author(s)
Iwuafor, E. N. O.; Aihou, K.; Jaryum, J. S.; Vanlauwe, B.; Diels, J.; Sanginga, N.; Lyasse, O.; Deckers, J.; Merckx, R.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995762)
Type
Book chapter

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