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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
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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
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