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Cover for Evaluating the key aspects of the performance of genetic improvement in priority food crops and countries in sub-Saharan Africa: the case of rice.

This chapter focuses on the cultivar adoption, scientific capacity in national agricultural research systems (NARS) and on cultivar releases in Africa south of the Sahara. The assessment of the performance in rice improvement from the perspective of inputs (strength of NARS), outputs (cultivar...

Author(s)
Diagne, A.; Kinkingninhoun-Medagbe, F. M.; Amovin-Assagba, E.; Nakelse, T.; Sanni, K.; Toure, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impact of rice research on income, poverty and food security in Africa: an <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">ex-ante</i> analysis.

This chapter looks ahead with respect to rice research for development and estimates the potential impact of rice research on income, poverty reduction and food security in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) over the years 2011-2020. Estimates are made within the context of the Global Rice Science...

Author(s)
Diagne, A.; Alia, D. Y.; Wopereis, M. C. S.; Saito, K.; Nakelse, T.; Seck, P. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Realizing Africa's rice promise: priorities for action.

This chapter presents a list of priorities for action to boost the rice sector in Africa in a sustainable and equitable manner. These include enhancing rice quality and marketing; promoting investment in improved processing technologies; improving market knowledge, branding and policy sequencing;...

Author(s)
Wopereis, M. C. S.; Diagne, A.; Johnson, D. E.; Seck, P. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for From WARDA to AfricaRice: an overview of rice research for development activities conducted in partnership in Africa.

This chapter covers rice research for development in Africa, with emphasis on the past two decades. Some of the major institutional and technological challenges encountered and achievements obtained since about 1990 are presented. The chapter starts with a brief overview of the Task Force...

Author(s)
Tollens, E.; Demont, M.; Sié, M.; Diagne, A.; Saito, K.; Wopereis, M. C. S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Africa's rice economy before and after the 2008 rice crisis.

This chapter describes trends in rice demand and production across Africa, particularly before and after the rice crisis in 2007 and 2008, and discusses some challenges in boosting the rice sector in the region.

Author(s)
Seck, P. A.; Touré, A. A.; Coulibaly, J. Y.; Diagne, A.; Wopereis, M. C. S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Estimation of cultivated area, number of farming households and yield for major rice-growing environments in Africa.

This chapter provides estimates of the actual rice cultivation areas and farming population by rice environment in Africa as of 2009 based on survey data and secondary data.

Author(s)
Diagne, A.; Amovin-Assagba, E.; Futakuchi, K.; Wopereis, M. C. S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Farmer perceptions of the biophysical constraints to rice production in sub-Saharan Africa, and potential impact of research.

This chapter describes farmer perceptions of major biotic (weeds, diseases, insects, birds and rodents) and abiotic (drought, flooding, extreme temperatures, and soil-related constraints, such as non-fertile soil, low organic matter content, poor waterholding capacity, nutrient deficiency, Fe...

Author(s)
Diagne, A.; Alia, D. Y.; Amovin-Assagba, E.; Wopereis, M. C. S.; Saito, K.; Nakelse, T.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rice varietal release systems in Africa.

This chapter provides an overview of the degree to which cultivar release systems are in place in Africa and to what extent they are functional at the national level. An overview of rice cultivars released or adopted (in case of absent or non-functional cultivar release systems) in Africa since...

Author(s)
Sanni, K. A.; Touré, A. A.; Diagne, A.; Bachabi, F.; Murori, R.; Singh, R. K.; Sié, M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Development of an integrated rice seed sector in sub-Saharan Africa: meeting the needs of farmers.

This chapter discusses formal and informal seed systems and those with attributes of both, and describes a concept of integrated seed sector development for rice. This framework is discussed in the context of rice sector development in Africa, highlighting the roles and responsibilities of...

Author(s)
Bèye, A. M.; Remington, T.; Wopereis, M. C. S.; Diagne, A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Varietal generation and output.

This chapter focuses on the improved cultivar generation of various crops (maize, cassava, rice, bean, potato, cowpea, wheat, soyabean, sweet potato, yam, sorghum, groundnut, banana, chickpea, pigeon pea, barley, pearl millet, faba bean, lentil and pea) in Africa South of the Sahara. Information of ...

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.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter

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