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Cover for A possible pathway for developing formal seed potato production in sub-Saharan Africa: a case of Uganda National Seed Potato Producers' Association (UNSPPA).

Seed accounts for 40-50% of the cost in potato production, however, it is one of the most neglected inputs among smallholder potato farmers in sub-Saharan Africa partly due to lack of awareness, poverty, subsistence agriculture and seed inadequacy. Recognizing this, the potato programme of the...

Author(s)
Kakuhenzire, R.; Tindimubona, S.; Kashaija, I. N.; Lemaga, B.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing potato production efficiency through contract farming in Kenya: the case of Bomet and Molo farmers.

A study on contract farming among 137 randomly selected potato farmers in the Bomet and Molo districts was done to evaluate its impact on potato production and productivity using cross-sectional data. Descriptive and inferential statistics on farmers' socio-economic, institutional and geographical...

Author(s)
Kipkoech, D.; Borus, D.; Lemaga, B.; Kering, J.; Muriithi, G.; Ng'ang'a, N.; Kabira, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Strategies to improve seed potato quality and supply in sub-Saharan Africa: experience from interventions in five countries.

Potato yields of small-scale farmers in the region fall far short of their potential, mostly due to a potent combination of inadequate supplies of high quality seed and limited awareness of better seed and crop management practices. Consequently, potato yields in sub-Saharan Africa are dismally low ...

Author(s)
Demo, P.; Lemaga, B.; Kakuhenzire, R.; Schulz, S.; Borus, D.; Barker, I.; Woldegiorgis, G.; Parker, M. L.; Schulte-Geldermann, E.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Quality seed potato production: experience from the highlands of Ethiopia.

Utilization of healthy planting material is a key factor to improve potato yields and to reduce the dissemination of pests and diseases. Decentralized, community-based seed production schemes have been established between 2008 and 2012 in six highland districts of Ethiopia. Pathogen-free planting...

Author(s)
Woldegiorgis, G.; Hailemariam, G.; Lemaga, B.; Schulz, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter