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Crop improvement, adoption, and impact of improved varieties in food crops in sub-Saharan Africa.

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This book contains 21 chapters presenting the most comprehensive, accurate and informative view of the spread of improved crop cultivars in Africa south of Sahara. The importance of the diffusion and adoption of different crop cultivars and the impacts of the use of these improved cultivars are also discussed.

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Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The importance of generating and documenting varietal change in sub-Saharan Africa. Author(s): Walker, T. S. Alwang, J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 7) Investments in and impacts of crop improvement research in Africa. Author(s): Alwang, J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 24) Relevant concepts and hypotheses in assessing the performance of food crop improvement in sub-Saharan Africa. Author(s): Walker, T. S.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 35) Coverage, data and methods in assessing the performance of food crop improvement in sub-Saharan Africa. Author(s): Walker, T. S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 44) Genetic improvement of the crops in the 1998 initiative: historical context and exploratory analysis. Author(s): Walker, T. S.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 74) The effectiveness of crop improvement programmes from the perspectives of varietal output and adoption: cassava, cowpea, soybean and yam in sub-Saharan Africa and maize in West and Central Africa. Author(s): Alene, A. D. Abdoulaye, T. Rusike, J. Manyong, V. Walker, T. S.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 123) Assessing the effectiveness of agricultural R&D for groundnut, pearl millet, pigeonpea and sorghum in West and Central Africa and East and Southern Africa. Author(s): Ndjeunga, J. Mausch, K. Simtowe, F.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 148) The performance of bean improvement programmes in sub-Saharan Africa from the perspectives of varietal output and adoption. Author(s): Muthoni, R. A. Andrade, R.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 164) The effectiveness of potato and sweetpotato improvement programmes from the perspectives of varietal output and adoption in sub-Saharan Africa. Author(s): Labarta, R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 183) Evaluating the key aspects of the performance of genetic improvement in priority food crops and countries in sub-Saharan Africa: the case of rice. Author(s): Diagne, A. Kinkingninhoun-Medagbe, F. M. Amovin-Assagba, E. Nakelse, T. Sanni, K. Toure, A.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 206) Assessing the effectiveness of maize and wheat improvement from the perspectives of varietal output and adoption in East and Southern Africa. Author(s): Groote, H. de Gitonga, Z. Mugo, S. Walker, T. S.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 228) Varietal output and adoption in barley, chickpea, faba bean, field pea and lentil in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sudan. Author(s): Yigezu, Y. A. Yirga, C. Aw-Hassan, A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 239) Scientific strength in rice improvement programmes, varietal outputs and adoption of improved varieties in South Asia. Author(s): Pandey, S. Velasco, M. L. Yamano, T.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 265) Analysing scientific strength and varietal generation, adoption and turnover in Peninsular India: the case of sorghum, pearl millet, chickpea, pigeonpea and groundnut. Author(s): Charyulu, D. K. Bantilan, M. C. S. Laxmi, A. R. Moses, D. S.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 294) Maize technologies and rural poverty reduction in Ethiopia. Author(s): Zeng, D. Alwang, J. Norton, G. W. Shiferaw, B. Jaleta, M. Yirga, C.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 314) Impacts of improved bean varieties on poverty and food security in Uganda and Rwanda. Author(s): Larochelle, C. Alwang, J. Norton, G. W. Katungi, E. Labarta, R. A.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 338) The diffusion and impact of improved food crop varieties in sub-Saharan Africa. Author(s): Fuglie, K. Marder, J.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 370) Varietal generation and output. Author(s): Walker, T. S. Alene, A. Ndjuenga, J. Labarta, R. Yigezu, Y. Diagne, A. Andrade, R. Andriatsitohaina, R. M. Groote, H. de Mausch, K. Yirga, C. Simtowe, F. Katungi, E. Jogo, W. Jaleta, M. Pandey, S. Charyulu, D. K.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 388) Varietal adoption, outcomes and impact. Author(s): Walker, T. S. Alwang, J. Alene, A. Ndjuenga, J. Labarta, R. Yigezu, Y. Diagne, A. Andrade, R. Andriatsitohaina, R. M. Groote, H. de Mausch, K. Yirga, C. Simtowe, F. Katungi, E. Jogo, W. Jaleta, M. Pandey, S. Charyulu, D. K.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 406) Validating adoption estimates generated by expert opinion and assessing the reliability of adoption estimates with different methods. Author(s): Walker, T. S.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 420) Implications for monitoring progress and assessing impacts. Author(s): Alwang, J.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • 506 Windsor Forest Court, Fletcher, North Carolina, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2015
  • ISBN
  • 9781780644011
  • Record Number
  • 20153367536