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Cover for Development and evaluation of new sweetpotato varieties through farmer participatory breeding for high altitudes in Kenya.

Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas L.) plays a significant role in food and nutritional security in Kenya. However, production is constrained by: (i) Sweet potato virus diseases (SPVD) and weevils (Cylas spp.); (ii) shortage of clean planting materials; (iii) lack of suitable varieties for high altitude...

Author(s)
Karanja, L.; Malinga, J.; Ndung'u, J.; Gichangi, A.; Lelgut, D.; Kamundia, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Risk of uncontrolled importation of seed potato from Europe to East and Central Africa: what are the policy options?

Potato (Solanum tuberosum) is an important food and cash crop. It is among the 10 strategic staple crops for food and income security in Eastern and Central Africa (ECA). Its importance continues to rise due to increased urbanization, change in eating habits and uptake of processed potato products...

Author(s)
Kaguongo, W.; Rwomushana, I.; Kashaija, I. N.; Ntizo, S.; Kabira, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving seed health and seed performance by positive selection in three Kenyan potato varieties.

Selecting seed potatoes from healthy-looking mother plants (positive selection, PS) was compared with the common Kenyan farmer practice of selection from the harvested bulk of potatoes (farmer selection, FS) in 23 farmer-managed trials. Data was obtained from replicated researcher- and...

Author(s)
Schulte-Geldermann, E.; Gildemacher, P. R.; Struik, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Root knot nematodes and soft rot <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Enterobacteriaceae</i>, two emerging problems of potatoes.

The soft rot Enterobacteriaceae (SRE) and root knot nematodes (RKN) are major pathogens of potatoes and other crops globally; one of the most threatening emerging species of SRE is the newly identified Dickeya solani biovar 3. Using advanced molecular-based technologies for identification and...

Author(s)
Moleleki, L. N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Analysis of farmer-preferred traits as a basis for participatory improvement of East African highland bananas in Uganda.

Our aim was to establish farmers' knowledge of black Sigatoka disease, farmers' and consumers' preferences for East African highland bananas (Musa spp. AAA-EA), and the qualities desired in new disease-resistant banana genotypes. A structured questionnaire was given to 59 households during October...

Author(s)
Barekye, A.; Tongoona, P.; Derera, J.; Laing, M. D.; Tushemereirwe, W. K.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
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