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Cover for Chester.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological and physiological characteristics, chemical composition and cultivation of chester (Heinsia crinita) in West Africa. Information on the postharvest handling and processing and uses of chester in the pharmaceutical and food ...

Author(s)
Alonge, A. F.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645599)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lemongrass.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological and physiological characteristics, chemical composition and cultivation of lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus and C. flexuosus) in Nigeria. Information on the postharvest handling and processing and uses of lemongrass in the...

Author(s)
Chime, S. A.; Onyishi, I. V.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645599)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Coverage, data and methods in assessing the performance of food crop improvement in sub-Saharan Africa.

This chapter was written to provide a reference for readers who want to understand the context underlying the substantive results reported in this volume. It describes the data and how they were collected. The Diffusion and Impact of Improved Varieties in Africa (DIIVA) Project aims to provide...

Author(s)
Walker, T. S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Peste des petits ruminants virus.

Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is an acute and highly contagious viral disease characterized by pyrexia, mucopurulent ocular and nasal discharge, conjunctivitis, erosion of the mucosae of the respiratory tract, bronchopneumonia and severe dehydration caused by acute diarrhoea. After its first...

Author(s)
Shabbir, M. Z.; Munir, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644172)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Human and animal African trypanosomiasis.

This chapter provides an overview of the epidemiological status of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) in Uganda, highlighting its incidence, geographical foci, tsetse fly vectors, animal reservoirs, spread, and management. It then describes evidence that the evolution of a One Health (OH) approach ...

Author(s)
Welburn, S. C.; Coleman, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643410)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cassava mosaic.

Although cassava shows resilience against a myriad of pests and diseases, including several of viral aetiology, two virus disease complexes, cassava brown streak disease and cassava mosaic disease (CMD), are the major yield-limiting biotic constraints to its production in sub-Sahara Africa....

Author(s)
Alabi, O. J.; Mulenga, R. M.; Legg, J. P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644264)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Distribution, incidence and farmer knowledge of banana Xanthomonas wilt in Rwanda.

Banana Xanthomonas wilt was reported in Rwanda in 2005. The present study was conducted to determine the distribution and incidence of the disease and farmer knowledge of disease symptoms, modes of spread and control. A survey was conducted in Rwanda in 2009-2010 in 12 major banana-growing...

Author(s)
Night, G.; Gaidashova, S. V.; Nyirigira, A.; Mugiraneza, T.; Rutikanga, A.; Murekezi, C.; Nduwayezu, A.; Rurangwa, E.; Mugiraneza, T.; Mukase, F.; Ndayitegeye, O.; Tinzaara, W.; Karamura, E.; Jogo, W.; Rwomushana, I.; Opio, F.; Gahakwa, D.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Coffee wilt disease in Uganda.

This chapter describes the current status of coffee wilt disease (CWD, Gibberella xylarioides) in Uganda, including its occurrence and distribution, its impact on coffee production, the factors affecting its severity and incidence, and country-specific practices for its control.

Author(s)
Hakiza, G. J.; Kyetere, D. T.; Musoli, P.; Wetala, P.; Njuki, J.; Kucel, P.; Aluka, P.; Kangire, A.; Ogwang, J.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936419)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Coffee wilt disease in Democratic Republic of Congo.

This chapter describes the status of coffee wilt disease (Gibberella xylarioides) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including its occurrence and distribution, effect on coffee production, and control.

Author(s)
Kalonji-Mbuyi, A.; Djim, P. T.; Saiba, N. T.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936419)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Coffee wilt disease in Ethiopia.

This chapter reviews the status of coffee wilt disease (caused by Gibberella xylarioides), including its occurrence, distribution and importance on arabica coffee in Ethiopia, and highlights some of the factors accelerating the disease and efforts made to contain the problem.

Author(s)
Girma, A.; Million, A.; Hindorf, H.; Arega, Z.; Teferi, D.; Jefuka, C.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936419)
Type
Book chapter

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