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Plantwise (PW) is a global programme led by CABI that is improving farmers' livelihoods by providing them with plant health information in order to reduce production losses and increase crop yields. In Kenya the programme was launched by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and...

Author(s)
Chege, F.; Bundi, M.; Likoko, L.; Kainyu, F.; Ringera, E.; Otipa, M.; Karanja, P.; Kimani, M.; Williams, F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CABI Working Paper, 2020, 14, pp 21 pp.
Abstract

The recently introduced tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta, has become the most important pest constraint to tomato production in Africa. Spreading at an average 800 km/year, it is now present in 41 African countries. The socio-economic impacts of Tuta absoluta were assessed through a household survey ...

Author(s)
Rwomushana, I.; Beale, T.; Chipabika, G.; Day, R.; Gonzalez-Moreno, P.; Lamontagne-Godwin, J.; Makale, F.; Pratt, C.; Tambo, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CABI Working Paper, 2019, No.12, pp 56 pp.
Abstract

This study assesses whether the implementation of agricultural policy through plant clinic-linked subsidy programmes can lead to a reduction in pesticide use. A governmental "Green Pest Control" subsidy programme has been coordinated by the Beijing Plant Protection Station since 2009. In 2017, the...

Author(s)
Wei XiaoNan; Zhao Lei; Qiao Yan; Wang BuYun; Wan Min; Toepfer, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CABI Working Paper, 2019, No.13, pp 24 pp.
Abstract

This report describes the outcome of a feasibility study for demonstrating the development of a trade-and-aid relationship between Kenya and the Netherlands for sustainable agricultural intensification. Such intensification can be achieved by means of knowledge-intensive location-specific...

Author(s)
Bindraban, P.; Mose, L.; Hillen, M.; Gonzalez, M. R.; Voogt, M.; Leenaars, J.; Langeveld, K.; Heerink, N.
Publisher
International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA
Citation
VFRC Reports, 2018, No.2018/1, pp vi + 101 pp.
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This paper presents a contemporary bamboo map of Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda for the year 2016 using 30m spatial resolution imagery. This is the first remote sensing-based bamboo resources map of its kind for these East African countries that possess most of the African bamboo resources. The study...

Publisher
International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), Beijing, China
Citation
Technical Report - International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), 2018, No.40, pp 37 pp.
Abstract

This book is the first of its kind to be published. It introduces the reader to basic terminologies used in rattan industries across the globe. The book starts with the definition of basic terms, some of which have previously been subject to different interpretations, and provides concise...

Author(s)
Wan Tarmeze, W. A.
Publisher
International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), Beijing, China
Citation
Technical Report - International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), 2018, No.39, pp vi + 29 pp.
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Appendix - plant parasitic nematode genera and species cited.

In this Appendix section, all genera and species of plant parasitic nematodes cited in the book are listed alphabetically. The genera and species are followed by their 'authorities', i.e. the name(s) of the author(s) of the original description, in some cases followed by the name(s) of the...

Author(s)
Hunt, D. J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) initiated a mid-term review of its Strategy 2013-2023 in January 2018. The output of this mid-term review is this refreshed strategy for the remaining period of 2019-2023, which is mostly aligned with its predecessor but also takes into...

Publisher
International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Citation
ICBA strategy: refresh 2019-2023, 2018, pp 15 pp.
Abstract

Sesame is a crop of great socioeconomic importance for small producers in the Pacific Rim of Nicaragua. Since the beginning of the 90s, the Juan Francisco Paz Silva Cooperative produces and processes sesame seeds for the export of oil to the USA, England and Japan. Recognizing the importance of a...

Author(s)
Medina, L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CABI Impact Case Study Series, 2018, No.21, pp 14 pp.
Full TextCABI Book Info
Cover for Biopesticides manual: guidelines for selecting, sourcing and using biocontrol agents for key pests of tobacco.

This manual aims to make information resources and technical advice available in order to support the deployment of biopesticides, which include microbials (e.g. bacteria, algae, protozoa, viruses and fungi), macrobials (e.g. predatory insects, parasitoids and beneficial nematodes), botanicals, and ...

Author(s)
Holmes, K.; Chaudhary, M.; Babendreier, D.; Bateman, M.; Grunder, J.; Mulaa, M.; Durocher-Granger, L.; Faheem, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242027)
Type
Book

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