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Cover for Nematode parasites of potato and sweet potato.

This chapter describes the nematode parasites of potato (Solanum tuberosum) and sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas). Information is given on their origin and distribution, biology, symptoms of damage, spread, environmental factors affecting parasitism, other hosts, disease complexes, economic...

Author(s)
Niere, B.; Karuri, H. W.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Smartphones supporting monitoring functions: experiences from sweet potato vine distribution in sub-Saharan Africa.

This chapter shares experiences in the use of smartphones to collect monitoring data for sweet potato vine multiplication and dissemination activities in sub-Saharan Africa. An Open Data Kit (ODK) technology is used to collect geo-tagged data, perform error validation, on-site data quality control, ...

Author(s)
Wanjohi, L. M.; Moturi, C. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book chapter
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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 The rich tapestry of biological control targets and agents in sweetpotato production systems of Papua New Guinea.

Author(s)
Liu, J.; Wilson, B.; Guaf, T.; Wau, W.; Komolong, B.; Sar, S.; Dotoana, R.; Jeffery, Y.; Sirabis, W.; Akkinapally, R.; Fujinuma, R.; Kirchhoff, G.; Agiwa, A.; Geno, R.; Culas, R.; Brown, P.; Bang, S.; Gurr, G. M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Building a sustainable sweetpotato value chain: experience from the Rwanda sweetpotato super foods project.

Sweetpotato is widely grown in almost all agroecological zones of Rwanda, where it is prized by most resource-poor farmers as a reliable, low-input, food security crop but with limited commercial potential. The bulkiness, lack of processing technologies and lack of market at the peak of sweetpotato ...

Author(s)
Ndirigwe, J.; Sindi, K.; Low, J.; Shumbusha, D.; Shingiro, J. B.; Nshimiyimana, J. C.; Hakizimana, S.; Angsten, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Price integration of sweetpotato marketing: implications for an efficient marketing system in Nigeria.

This 2010 study was carried out in the south-east agroecological zone of Nigeria to determine the degree of market integration and infrastructural and social problems associated with sweetpotato marketing. In a food market economy like Nigeria, an efficient, integrated and spatial pricing system...

Author(s)
Anyaegbunam, H. N.; Nwosu, A. C.; Mbanasor, J. A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effect of sweetpotato meal and composite sweetpotato-meal-based diets on performance of weaner rabbits.

An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of sweetpotato and its composite meal-based diets on the biological performance and bio-economics of weaner rabbit production. Thirty weaner rabbits averaging 0.35 kg each were randomly allotted to five treatment groups in a completely randomized...

Author(s)
Ekwe, C. C.; Obi, J. I.; Ekwe, K. C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Family Convolvulaceae.

This chapter focuses on the origin and history, botany and life cycle and types and cultivars of sweet potatoes (family Convolvulaceae). The production and culture, nutritive value, pests, diseases, weeds and physiological disorders of this crop are also presented.

Author(s)
Welbaum, G. E.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645346)
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 Info
Cover for Potato and sweetpotato in Africa: transforming the value chains for food and nutrition security.

This book is based on papers presented at the Ninth Triennial African Potato Association Conference, Naivasha, Kenya, 30 June-4 July 2013.The book focuses on the policies for germplasm exchange, food security and trade in Africa, seed systems, breeding and disease management and postharvest...

Author(s)
Low, J.; Nyongesa, M.; Quinn, S.; Parker, M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book

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