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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 Communication approaches for sustainable management of banana Xanthomonas wilt in East and Central Africa.

The East and Central African region has been devastated by a banana Xanthomonas wilt epidemic caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum. Xanthomonas wilt is widespread in Uganda, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania, and has been confirmed as present in...

Author(s)
Tinzaara, W.; Karamura, E.; Blomme, G.; Jogo, W.; Ocimati, W.; Kubiriba, J.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Socio-economic impact of coffee wilt disease.

This chapter describes the severity and incidence of coffee wilt disease (Gibberella xylarioides) in East and Central Africa and discusses its impact on coffee production and productivity as well as its contribution to income, foreign currency, employment and livelihood.

Author(s)
Musebe, R. O.; Njuki, J.; Mdemu, S.; Lukwago, G.; Shibru, A.; Saiba, T.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936419)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pre- and postharvest management of aflatoxin contamination in peanuts.

Aflatoxins produced by Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus are common contaminants of peanut (Arachis hypogea) and a major threat to consumers, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Aflatoxin contamination is a serious concern given their hepatotoxic properties and their widespread...

Author(s)
Waliyar, F.; Kumar, P. L.; Traoré, A.; Ntare, B. R.; Diarra, B.; Kodio, O.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Breeding maize for resistance to mycotoxins at IITA.

Ear-rot-causing fungi, including Aspergillus and Fusarium spp., are common in maize in West and Central Africa. These fungi contaminate maize with mycotoxins that pose serious potential health hazards to humans in these areas. A collaborative germplasm screening project was initiated between the...

Author(s)
Menkir, A.; Brown, R. L.; Ranajit Bandyopadhyay; Chen ZhiYuan; Cleveland, T. E.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter

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