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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 Ex-ante analysis of the Sorghum and Millet Improvement Program.

The Southern African Development Community (SADC)/International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics Sorghum and Millet Improvement Program (SMIP) was started in 1983 as a regional initiative of the SADC in collaboration with one of the International Agricultural Research Centres....

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 Socio-economic impact of lachenalia research in South Africa.

This chapter presents the results of a comprehensive impact assessment of the lachenalia R&D programme at Agricultural Research Council-Roodeplaat in South Africa. The lachenalia programme has developed flower bulbs for the international flower market for more than 30 years. The production of...

Author(s)
Niederwieser, J. G.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The socio-economic impact of Proteaceae Research and Technology Development in South Africa.

This is a study of the socio-economic impact of the Proteaceae Technology Development and Transfer Programme. Farm-level data were collected from the major players in the industry, including cultivators, harvesters, agents and nurseries. The five major production regions were the Western Cape,...

Author(s)
Esterhuizen, J. M. C.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter

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