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Cover for Variety development strategy and stage plan.

This chapter contains five main sections. The first, 'New Variety Development Strategy', discusses the creation of a de novo demand-led new variety development strategy as a strategic communications document. The second, 'Development Stage Plan', aims to present a clear understanding of the key...

Author(s)
Chirwa, R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393814)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sweet cherry varieties and improvement.

This chapter focuses on the breeding of new sweet cherry cultivars. Information on the origin, parentage, tree growth, productivity, phenology, fruit characteristics and resistance to various biotic and abiotic factors of these sweet cherry cultivars are also presented.

Author(s)
Quero-García, J.; Schuster, M.; López-Ortega, G.; Charlot, G.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648378)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sour cherry varieties and improvement.

This chapter focuses on the importance of plant breeding in the development of new sour cherry cultivars. Information on the origin, parentage, tree growth, fertility/fruit set, flowering date, fruit characteristics, resistance to various biotic and abiotic factors and uses of these new sour cherry ...

Author(s)
Schuster, M.; Apostol, J.; Iezzoni, A.; Jensen, M.; Milatović, D.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648378)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Crop improvement, adoption, and impact of improved varieties in food crops in sub-Saharan Africa.

This book contains 21 chapters presenting the most comprehensive, accurate and informative view of the spread of improved crop cultivars in Africa south of Sahara. The importance of the diffusion and adoption of different crop cultivars and the impacts of the use of these improved cultivars are...

Author(s)
Walker, T. S.; Alwang, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
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
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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cultivars and rootstocks.

This chapter focuses on the various avocado cultivars and rootstocks belonging to 2 main ecological groups, those adapted to subtropical climates and those best adapted to tropical lowland and warm to hot subtropical climates. Descriptions and attributes of these avocado cultivars and rootstocks...

Author(s)
Crane, J. H.; Douhan, G.; Faber, B. A.; Arpaia, M. L.; Bender, G. S.; Balerdi, C. F.; Barrientos-Priego, A. F.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937010)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Development and evaluation of new sweetpotato varieties through farmer participatory breeding for high altitudes in Kenya.

Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas L.) plays a significant role in food and nutritional security in Kenya. However, production is constrained by: (i) Sweet potato virus diseases (SPVD) and weevils (Cylas spp.); (ii) shortage of clean planting materials; (iii) lack of suitable varieties for high altitude...

Author(s)
Karanja, L.; Malinga, J.; Ndung'u, J.; Gichangi, A.; Lelgut, D.; Kamundia, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter

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