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Cover for Challenges facing African agriculture.

At independence in 1960, Africa was a modest food exporter while Asia was engulfed in a food crisis. The Green Revolution boosted food production in Asia and the global food problem shifted to Africa. However, science and technology have been promoted on an ad hoc basis in Africa's 45 years of...

Author(s)
Babu, S. C.; Anandajayasekeram, P.; Rukuni, M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The role of impact assessment in evaluating agricultural investments in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Eastern and Southern Africa, in particular, have been burdened with chronic food insecurity, pervasive rural poverty and natural resource degradation. In many countries, agricultural research and development (R&D) has had limited success in improving agricultural productivity and the...

Author(s)
Anandajayasekeram, P.; Babu, S.; Rukuni, M.; Workneh, S.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact of science on African agriculture and food security.

This book, which contains 24 chapters and organized into three major parts, compiles available evidence of the impact of agricultural research in Eastern and Southern Africa to facilitate the mobilization of much needed additional investments for agricultural research and development in the...

Author(s)
Anandajayasekeram, P.; Rukuni, M.; Babu, S.; Liebenberg, F.; Keswani, C. L.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book
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Cover for Economics of wheat research in Kenya.

A net exporter of wheat in the 1960s, Kenya now imports the majority of its wheat requirements. Kenyan demand for wheat is rising with rapidly increasing population and higher incomes, leading to massive importation. Yet despite Kenya's investment in wheat research and extension over the past 90...

Author(s)
Makanda, D. W.; Oehmke, J. F.
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Economic returns from livestock research and development in Tanzania: 1966-1995.

The objective of this study was to estimate the economic return to public investment in livestock research and development in Tanzania from 1966 to 1995. The supply response model was used to estimate supply elasticities for cattle and small ruminant meat and milk products. The results showed that...

Author(s)
Kaliba, A.; Fox, S.; Norman, D.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932671)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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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