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Cover for Agroecosystems' resilience and social-ecological vulnerability index to climate change in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

The concept of resilience has gained momentum during the current climate change era. Resilience is said to be the measure of the amount of change the system can undergo while still retaining the same controls on function and structure. Taking into account the effects of changing climate, the term...

Author(s)
Shirima, K. C.; Mung'ong'o, C. G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Economic impact of maize research in Tanzania.

Maize was introduced in Tanzania in the 16th century but research on appropriate varieties and management practices did not get underway until the 1940s. In 1974, a National Maize Research Program (NMRP) was established to co-ordinate maize research. During 1974-1994 the NMRP released 15 varieties. ...

Author(s)
Moshi, A. J.; Anandajayasekeram, P.; Kaliba, A.; Martella, D.; Mwangi, W.; Shao, F. M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
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 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 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
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