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Cover for Organic food systems meeting the needs of Southern Africa.

This book reports on long-term comparative organic farming systems' research trials carried out over the last 5 years in the Southern Cape of South Africa, as well as research into the successes and failures of the organic sector and the technical tools required for sustainable development in South ...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The beer banana value chain in central Uganda.

Beer banana farming systems in central Uganda are important for the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, especially for those that process the bananas into beer and spirits, but also for rural retailers that sell the products. We conducted an exploratory study focusing on the different actors...

Author(s)
Rietveld, A. M.; Mpiira, S.; Jogo, W.; Staver, C.; Karamura, E. B.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integration of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in vitro</i> techniques in informal seed production systems of potato in Africa.

Presently, Asia and Europe are the world's major potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) producing regions, accounting for more than 80% of world production. Harvests in Africa and Latin America are far smaller, with productivity of around 11-12 t/ha and 16 t/ha, respectively, in comparison with North...

Author(s)
Kumar, V. A.; Kumar, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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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
Book chapter
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Cover for Systemicity and speed of movement of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Xanthomonas campestris</i> pv. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">musacearum</i> in the banana plant after garden tool-mediated infection.

Xanthomonas wilt caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum indiscriminately attacks all banana cultivars. Contaminated garden tools are one of the main modes of spread. Cultural practices are so far the most effective ways of controlling Xanthomonas wilt. However, they are laborious and...

Author(s)
Ocimati, W.; Ssekiwoko, F.; Buttibwa, M.; Karamura, E.; Tinzaara, W.; Eden-Green, S.; Blomme, G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Use of DNA capture kits to collect <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Xanthomonas campestris</i> pv. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">musacearum</i> and banana bunchy top virus pathogen DNA for molecular diagnostics.

Banana Xanthomonas wilt, caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum, and banana bunchy top virus disease (BBTD), caused by the banana bunchy top virus (BBTV), are two of the most devastating diseases of banana in East and Central Africa, and cause significant losses in food...

Author(s)
Ramathani, I.; Beed, F.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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.

This book represents a compilation of the current knowledge of various aspects of coffee wilt disease (CWD) including information about the pathogen and its management. It covers the status of CWD in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania; the socio-economic impact of CWD;...

Author(s)
Flood, J.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936419)
Type
Book

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