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Cover for Taking technologies to a greater scale.

This chapter presents a definition of 'scaling' and outlines the key elements for success based on the experiences gained from Africa RISING research and dissemination in East and Southern Africa (ESA). Three examples are presented: (a) research and development partnerships; (b) community based...

Author(s)
Sseguya, H.; Chikowo, R.; Chimonyo, V.; Chipungu, F.; Groot, J.; Muthoni, F.; Ngulu, F.; Thierfelder, C.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781800621602)
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Cover for Applied plant science experimental design and statistical analysis using SAS® OnDemand for Academics.

The correct design, analysis and interpretation of plant science experiments is imperative for continued improvements in agricultural production worldwide. The enormous number of design and analysis options available for correctly implementing, analyzing and interpreting research can be...

Author(s)
Durner, E. F.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249927)
Type
Book
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Cover for Transformative research and innovation capacity in tertiary agricultural education in Africa.

This chapter first outlines the rationale for and necessary components of strategies to transform agricultural research capacity in African countries. Thereafter, the discussion focuses on strategic approaches to the transformation of research and innovation capacity in tertiary agricultural...

Author(s)
Tizikara, C.; Nampala, P.; Nielson, D.; Beintema, N.; Okori, P.; Lynam, J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246544)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A transformation agenda for tertiary agricultural education in Africa.

This chapter synthesizes the discussion on tertiary agricultural education (TAE) in Africa, offering recommendations for transforming TAE systems and institutions. The chapter synthesizes the change process defined and explored throughout this volume, providing a review of the external environment, ...

Author(s)
Kraybill, D.; Lynam, J.; Ekwamu, A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246544)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conservation agriculture in the southern highlands of Tanzania: learnings from two decades of research for development.

Since its introduction into the Southern Highlands of Tanzania by researchers 25 years ago, Conservation Agriculture (CA) has been well received, researched and the concept proven to be increasing productivity and incomes, enhancing resilience of livelihoods and contributing to reducing greenhouse...

Author(s)
Shetto, R.; Mkomwa, S.; Mlengera, N.; Mwakimbwala, R.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Research and technology development needs for scaling up conservation agriculture systems, practices and innovations in Africa.

Although the net agricultural production across all regions of Africa has experienced a significant increase, African agriculture has performed below its potential over recent decades. Many aspects have been fronted to curb this situation, including sustainable intensification of farming systems...

Author(s)
Mureithi, J.; Mkomwa, S.; Kassam, A.; Macharia, N.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245745)
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Book chapter
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Cover for The developing organic sector in Southern and Eastern Africa: what have we learned about sustainable development?

This chapter introduces food systems and organic farming, outlines the development of organic farming in Southern Africa, and grapples with the idea of sustainable development; drawing on earlier work of the author entitled Sustainable Development: Developing What to Sustain Whom? a conceptual...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Economics and policy research at ILRI, 1975-2018.

This chapter looks at the livestock policy and economics research at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and its predecessor, the International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA), which have focused on the following problems: (i) the historical problem of supply response; (ii)...

Author(s)
Jabbar, M.; Staal, S.; McIntire, J.; Ehui, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241853)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Women in agriculture and the implications for nutrition.

This chapter discusses the role of women in agriculture, and the ways in which their status affects the health and nutrition of their households. It highlights recent literature on the impacts of gendered and nutrition-sensitive agricultural programmes. It also goes beyond a singular focus on women ...

Author(s)
Malapit, H.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786399311)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Organic research contributes to sector development and good organic policy: the Danish, Swiss, American and African case studies.

Research in ten countries (in Africa, America and Europe) has shown that organic research promotes evidence-based policy development. A seven countries study by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (2008) on how governments can assist organic sectors, provided guidelines...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
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