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Cover for The importance of generating and documenting varietal change in sub-Saharan Africa.

This chapter focuses on the potential contributions of modern cultivar change to agricultural development in Africa south of Sahara. The direct positive consequences of the use of improved cultivars for food security are discussed and the role of modern cultivar change in setting the stage for the...

Author(s)
Walker, T. S.; Alwang, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Relevant concepts and hypotheses in assessing the performance of food crop improvement in sub-Saharan Africa.

This chapter addresses the performance of national and international food crop improvement in Africa south of the Sahara. The main elements of performance are discussed from the perspective of evaluation that centres on inputs, outputs, outcomes and impacts.

Author(s)
Walker, T. S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic improvement of the crops in the 1998 initiative: historical context and exploratory analysis.

This chapter focuses on the historical context and exploratory analysis of the genetic improvement of the crops (maize, wheat and rice, among others) in the 1998 initiative by the Diffusion and Impact of Improved Varieties in Africa (DIIVA) project. The importance of the establishment of a reliable ...

Author(s)
Walker, T. S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 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.

This chapter focuses on the assessment of the cultivar output, adoption and change for cassava, cowpea, soyabean and yam for Africa south of Sahara and maize improvement in West and Central Africa. The evaluation of the performance of genetic improvement programmes in these crops are also discussed.

Author(s)
Alene, A. D.; Abdoulaye, T.; Rusike, J.; Manyong, V.; Walker, T. S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing the effectiveness of maize and wheat improvement from the perspectives of varietal output and adoption in East and Southern Africa.

This chapter focuses on the assessment of the performance of maize and wheat crop improvement in East and Southern Africa. Information on cultivar output and adoption in countries in East and Southern Africa is also presented.

Author(s)
Groote, H. de; Gitonga, Z.; Mugo, S.; Walker, T. S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Validating adoption estimates generated by expert opinion and assessing the reliability of adoption estimates with different methods.

This chapter focuses on the determination of systematic differences between adoption estimates from the expert panel and survey sources and the need to revise the estimate of a weighted average of 35% of modern cultivar adoption for 2010 for Africa South of Sahara as a whole in light of the...

Author(s)
Walker, T. S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Varietal adoption, outcomes and impact.

This chapter focuses on the adoption and turnover of cultivars of crops, such as soyabean, maize, pigeon pea, wheat, cassava, rice, potato, barley, yam, groundnut, bean, sorghum, cowpea, pearl millet, chickpea, faba bean, lentil, sweet potato, banana and pea, in Africa South of Sahara. The changes...

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.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The performance of bean improvement programmes in sub-Saharan Africa from the perspectives of varietal output and adoption.

This chapter focuses on the importance of beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) in area and production in Burundi, Congo Democratic Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Data on bean cultivar output and adoption in these countries is also presented.

Author(s)
Muthoni, R. A.; Andrade, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The effectiveness of potato and sweetpotato improvement programmes from the perspectives of varietal output and adoption in sub-Saharan Africa.

This chapter focuses on the importance of potato production in Burundi, Congo Democratic Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda and sweet potato production in Burundi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The importance of the dissemination of improved potato...

Author(s)
Labarta, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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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