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Cover for New technology, ethical tensions and the mediating role of translational research.

This chapter presents two cases that relate to innovations in smallholder contexts, where food insecurity and a changing climate create a context of vulnerability framed by uncertainty and risks. The innovations (genetically modified cassava for smallholder farming in Kenya and remote-sensing...

Author(s)
Valdivia, C.; James, H. S., Jr.; Quiroz, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nematode parasites of tropical root and tuber crops (excluding potatoes).

This chapter describes the nematode parasites of root and tuber crops, including cassava (Manihot esculenta), yams (Dioscorea spp.), taro (Colocasia esculenta) and tannia (Xanthosoma spp.). Information is given on their distribution, biology and life cycle, symptoms of damage, environmental factors ...

Author(s)
Coyne, D.; Affokpon, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for MA packaging.

This chapter focuses on the benefits of the use of modified atmosphere (MA) packaging using various plastic films in reducing losses and preserving quality in fruits and vegetables. The various plastic films, absorbent materials and fumigation techniques used in MA packaging are highlighted and the ...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrated pest management of cassava crops in south-east Asia.

This chapter provides an updated account of the arthropod pest complex that is affecting South East Asian cassava, describes current pest management options and highlights future opportunities for development and scaleup of IPM and organic pest control technologies.

Author(s)
Graziosi, I.; Ngo Tien Dung; Buamas, C.; Wongtiem, P.; Wyckhuys, K. A. G.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644998)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Integrated pest management of root and tuber crops in the tropics.

This chapter focuses on the key features of major pests and diseases affecting root and tuber crops, such as cassava, sweet potato and yam, in the tropics. The efficacy of the integrated control of these major pests and diseases of root and tuber crops in the tropics is also discussed.

Author(s)
Legg, J.; Okonya, J.; Coyne, D.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648002)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Recommended CA conditions.

This chapter provides information on the recommended conditions in the controlled atmosphere storage of various crops and their cultivars and strains, such as apples, apricots, aubergines, avocados, bananas, basil, breadfruits, broccoli, Brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera), lima...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Phyto-pathogens and soil nutrients shape biological control of invasive mealybugs in Asia's cassava crops.

Author(s)
Wyckhuys, K. A. G.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Gene silencing provides efficient protection against plant viruses.

In the early 1980s, the ability to transform and regenerate plants opened the way for developing biotechnological strategies to control virus infections. This chapter focuses on how knowledge of RNA silencing has been applied successfully to confer virus resistance in principal crops, i.e....

Author(s)
Tavazza, M.; Lucioli, A.; Ilardi, V.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647678)
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
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Cover for Storing up trouble.

Why do so few crops provide us with most of our calories? It is remarkable that we eat very few species of the plants that are available. However, it is even more astonishing that we gain most of the energy we need to survive from a tiny sub-set of these species. This chapter explores this...

Author(s)
Warren, J. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645087)
Type
Book chapter

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