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Cover for Production system characterization and development.

The main objective of this chapter is to explain the different goat production systems, and how to identify major constraints and opportunities for achieving better productivity. The options and strategies for planning and implementing goat improvement projects and assessing goat production systems ...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The performance of bean improvement programmes in sub-Saharan Africa from the perspectives of varietal output and adoption.

This chapter focuses on the importance of beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) in area and production in Burundi, Congo Democratic Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Data on bean cultivar output and adoption in these countries is also presented.

Author(s)
Muthoni, R. A.; Andrade, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The effectiveness of potato and sweetpotato improvement programmes from the perspectives of varietal output and adoption in sub-Saharan Africa.

This chapter focuses on the importance of potato production in Burundi, Congo Democratic Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda and sweet potato production in Burundi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The importance of the dissemination of improved potato...

Author(s)
Labarta, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Smartphones supporting monitoring functions: experiences from sweet potato vine distribution in sub-Saharan Africa.

This chapter shares experiences in the use of smartphones to collect monitoring data for sweet potato vine multiplication and dissemination activities in sub-Saharan Africa. An Open Data Kit (ODK) technology is used to collect geo-tagged data, perform error validation, on-site data quality control, ...

Author(s)
Wanjohi, L. M.; Moturi, C. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Can small still be beautiful? Moving local sweetpotato seed systems to scale in sub-Saharan Africa.

In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), a range of farmer-based practices for the conservation and multiplication of sweetpotato planting material has evolved. In bimodal rainfall areas, sequential planting ensures that a ware crop is in the ground for most of the year, and vines are harvested from one crop...

Author(s)
McEwan, M.; Almekinders, C.; Abidin, P. E.; Andrade, M.; Carey, E. E.; Gibson, R. W.; Naico, A.; Namanda, S.; Schulz, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for African food crisis - the relevance of Asian experiences.

The current African food crisis is described, and is related to the Asian experience to analyse the different factors that influenced the success of the green revolution in Asian nations as Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, India and Bangladesh. The lessons learned in the Asian...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Holmén, H.; Jirström, M.; Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crisis and potential in smallholder food production - evidence from micro level.

Some of the farm-level factors that are crucial for intensified food crop production in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is discussed. The current trends and indicators of intensification, including yield, total production per farm and consumption unit and sale of crops are also discussed, based on the...

Author(s)
Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Spurts in production - Africa's limping Green Revolution.

The present food situation in sub-Saharan Africa is described; also, examples of historical agricultural experiences and of some attempted sub-Saharan Green Revolutions are presented. An overview of food production development in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi and Nigeria, ...

Author(s)
Holmén, H.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The state and agricultural intensification in sub-Saharan Africa.

The agricultural intensification (or its absence) in eight sub-Saharan African countries, viz. Ethiopia, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia, is discussed. Special emphasis is directed at the triad state-market-smallholders and their respective roles in staple food...

Author(s)
Holmén, H.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mycotoxin contamination in food systems in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Mycotoxin contamination of food systems is a major problem in many countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. Most diets in the region are maize based, but cassava, sorghum, millet and peanuts also are important. These food systems are susceptible to aflatoxins, fumonisin B1, zearalenone and...

Author(s)
Siame, B. A.; Nawa, I. N.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter

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