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Cover for Fertilizer use optimization in sub-Saharan Africa.

This book contains 17 chapters providing details on decision tools that use linear programming to determine recommendations specific to a farmer's context intended to maximize profit from fertilizer use in sub-saharan Africa. Chapter 1 and 2 discusses the principles and approach, and spatial...

Author(s)
Wortmann, C. S.; Sones, K.
ISBN
2017 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392046)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Can small still be beautiful? Moving local sweetpotato seed systems to scale in sub-Saharan Africa.

In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), a range of farmer-based practices for the conservation and multiplication of sweetpotato planting material has evolved. In bimodal rainfall areas, sequential planting ensures that a ware crop is in the ground for most of the year, and vines are harvested from one crop...

Author(s)
McEwan, M.; Almekinders, C.; Abidin, P. E.; Andrade, M.; Carey, E. E.; Gibson, R. W.; Naico, A.; Namanda, S.; Schulz, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Towards long-term nutrition security: the role of agriculture in dietary diversity.

A major obstacle to securing investments in agriculture and food-based approaches for improving nutrition is providing proof of efficacy. Do food-based approaches lead to reductions in malnutrition? To answer this question we need to develop a credible evidence base that articulates the links in...

Author(s)
Thompson, B.; Meerman, J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Info
Cover for African smallholders. Food crops, markets and policy.

This book investigates how the changed agricultural policy climate affected government policies in the nine countries studied already as part of the preceding project: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. By repeating the cross-sectional survey made in...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Aryeetey, E.; Isinika, A. C.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937164)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The feasibility of small-scale indigenous fruit processing enterprises in Southern Africa.

This chapter presents the results of feasibility studies conducted for three non-wood tree product enterprises based on indigenous fruits from the miombo ecosystem in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. It is established that the key to growing viable indigenous fruit processing enterprises is the...

Author(s)
Jordaan, D. du P. S.; Akinnifesi, F. K.; Ham, C.; Ajayi, O. C.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931100)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for The African food crisis: lessons from the Asian Green Revolution.

A comparative study between Asian agricultural development during the Green Revolution in food production and the current problematic agricultural situation in sub-Saharan Africa is presented. Case studies of eight African (viz. Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia)...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Holmén, H.; Jirström, M.; Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for African food crisis - the relevance of Asian experiences.

The current African food crisis is described, and is related to the Asian experience to analyse the different factors that influenced the success of the green revolution in Asian nations as Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, India and Bangladesh. The lessons learned in the Asian...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Holmén, H.; Jirström, M.; Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Spurts in production - Africa's limping Green Revolution.

The present food situation in sub-Saharan Africa is described; also, examples of historical agricultural experiences and of some attempted sub-Saharan Green Revolutions are presented. An overview of food production development in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi and Nigeria, ...

Author(s)
Holmén, H.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter

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