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Cover for Organic food systems meeting the needs of Southern Africa.

This book reports on long-term comparative organic farming systems' research trials carried out over the last 5 years in the Southern Cape of South Africa, as well as research into the successes and failures of the organic sector and the technical tools required for sustainable development in South ...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book
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Cover for Living and responding to climate variability and change among coffee and banana farmers in the highlands of Moshi rural district, Tanzania.

The study aimed at exploring perceived impacts of climate variability on coffee and banana farming and community responses in the highlands of Moshi Rural District. A socio-economic survey employing qualitative and quantitative research approaches was used. Data were collected using questionnaires, ...

Author(s)
Temba, P. L.; Pauline, N. M.; Ndaki, P. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
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 Disease management, especially viruses in potato and sweetpotato.

Potato (Solanum tuberosum) and sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) are the fourth and seventh most important crop plants. Both are important subsistence crops in East Africa and complement each other since their growth requirements differ. Potato and sweetpotato are vegetatively propagated, making them...

Author(s)
Valkonen, J. P. T.; Kreuze, J. F.; Ndunguru, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Evaluating agricultural research and extension in Tanzania: the production function approach.

Agricultural research in Tanzania began in 1923 on sorghum and cotton. Since then, the number of research stations and institutions involved in agricultural research has increased. However, there are very few evaluations of the performance of agricultural research. This study uses the production...

Author(s)
Isinika, A. C.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Case 2 - sisal plantations, Tanzania.

A case study is presented based on experimental work conducted in the Tanga Region of Tanzania in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The case study focuses on the soil fertility status of sisal plantations and the information presented is partly derived from previous studies. The data have been...

Author(s)
Hartemink, A. E.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996707)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Spatial modeling of risk in natural resource management.

Making decisions in natural resource management involves an understanding of the risk and uncertainty of the outcomes, such as crop failure or cattle starvation, and of the normal spread of the expected production. Hedging against poor outcomes often means lack of investment and slow adoption of...

Author(s)
Jones, P. G.; Thornton, P. K.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997315)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fertilizer equivalency values of organic materials of differing quality.

Network experiments using a wide range of mainly high-quality plant materials and cattle manure were established in the 1997 and 1998 growing seasons in Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe in areas with different soil types and agroecological conditions. The experiments were...

Author(s)
Murwira, H. K.; Mutuo, P.; Nhamo, N.; Marandu, A. E.; Rabeson, R.; Mwale, M.; Palm, C. A.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995762)
Type
Book chapter

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