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Cover for The rate of return to wine grape research and technology development in South Africa.

This chapter estimates the rate of return (ROR) to investments in research and technology development in the wine grape industry in South Africa. The analysis illustrates the applied and adaptive research conducted in the industry and estimates RORs of about 40% for R&D and extension. These...

Author(s)
Townsend, R.; Zyl, J. van
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact of sorghum research and development in Zimbabwe: the case of SV 2.

Sorghum and millet are important for human consumption in marginal rainfall regions, for low income consumers in other regions and for beer production in Zimbabwe. After independence the research and policy emphasis on sorghum shifted towards communal farmers, from red-seeded to the white-seeded...

Author(s)
Anandajayasekeram, P.; Martella, D. R.; Sanders, J.; Kupfuma, B.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact of pearl millet research and development in Namibia: the case of Okashana 1.

Pearl millet is the most widely grown and utilized cereal in northern Namibia especially in Ovambo and Kavango regions. A millet variety was identified in the late 1980s from the Sorghum and Millet Improvement Program nursery in 1986 and officially released in 1990, under the name Okashana 1. This...

Author(s)
Anandajayasekeram, P.; Martella, D. R.; Sanders, J.; Kupfuma, B.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Economic impact of maize research in Tanzania.

Maize was introduced in Tanzania in the 16th century but research on appropriate varieties and management practices did not get underway until the 1940s. In 1974, a National Maize Research Program (NMRP) was established to co-ordinate maize research. During 1974-1994 the NMRP released 15 varieties. ...

Author(s)
Moshi, A. J.; Anandajayasekeram, P.; Kaliba, A.; Martella, D.; Mwangi, W.; Shao, F. M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The impact of public investment in maize research in Kenya.

Kenya has been transformed into a net importer of maize, which is its major staple. As maize accounts for a major portion of calorific and protein intake for more than 90% of Kenyans, the fact that Kenya must increase farm productivity and income is no longer debatable. Past successes in maize...

Author(s)
Karanja, D. D.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact of maize technology development and transfer in Ethiopia.

Over the last 40 years several open-pollinated and hybrid maize varieties were developed for different agro-ecologies in Ethiopia. This study employed the economic surplus method for an ex-post evaluation of maize technology generation and transfer investment made in Ethiopia from 1986 to 2000. The ...

Author(s)
Zegeye, T.; Tesfahun, G.; Anandajayasekeram, P.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact assessment of sorghum research in Zambia.

The resources for agricultural and natural resources research have declined in Zambia. Therefore, there is a need to generate evidence on the rate of return (ROR) on past investments in sorghum research. Zambia's sorghum research programme has released seven widely adapted varieties and management...

Author(s)
Chisi, M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The economic impact of investments in cassava research in Uganda.

Cassava plays a major role in both household and national food security in Uganda. However, cassava production in Uganda has been threatened by cassava mosaic disease. The government has made concerted efforts to evaluate, multiply and distribute new cassava planting materials in most districts....

Author(s)
Bua, A.; Acola, G.; Adupa, R. L.; Otim-Nape, G. W.; Baguma, Y. K.; Sserunkuma, D.; Manyong, V.; Coulibaly, O.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact assessment of sunflower in Zimbabwe.

The objective of this study was to assess the impact of sunflower research, extension and the enabling environment in Zimbabwe from 1976 to 2000. The study concentrated on comparing the social costs and returns of the sunflower R&D investment. Both primary and secondary data were used in the...

Author(s)
Murata, M.; Anandajayasekeram, P.; Mudhara, M.; Martella, D.; Mazhangara, E.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impact assessment of cotton research in Zimbabwe: 1970-1995.

This study analyses the impact of cotton research and development in Zimbabwe from 1970 to 1995. A benefit-cost analysis calculated a 47% rate of return to cotton R&D investments and showed that the investments in past cotton R&D were profitable. The assessment of the institutional impact...

Author(s)
Mudhara, M.; Anandajayasekeram, P.; Kupfuma, B.; Mazhangara, E.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter

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