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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 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 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
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Cover for Sweetpotato and garden egg intercrop compatibility studies in Umudike, Nigeria.

This experiment was conducted at Umudike (latitude 05° 29′ N, longitude 07° 33′ E) in the tropical rainforest agroecological zone of Nigeria to determine the compatibility of sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) and garden egg (Solanum aethiopicum) intercrop. Two sweetpotato varieties (NRSP 05/022 and TIS ...

Author(s)
Ebeniro, C. N.; Udealor, A.; Ano, A. O.; Amadi, C. O.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutrient uptake and yield efficiency of exotic sweetpotato cultivars under an organic soil management system in Abeokuta, southwestern Nigeria.

The need to evaluate agronomic performance of crops under organic production systems is necessary due to the high cost of maintaining degraded soil fertility coupled with scarcity and health implications of continuous use of inorganic fertilizers. Field experiments were conducted at the Federal...

Author(s)
Lawal, O. I.; Atayese, M. O.; Oyekanmi, A. A.; Afuwape, S. O.; Sakariyawo, O. S.; Olaiya, A. O.; Idowu, O. T. H.; Aiyelaagbe, I. O. O.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Improvement of processing technology research and utilization of sweetpotato and its derived foods in China and Rwanda.

In the past decade, several new technologies in sweetpotato processing based on sweetpotato flours and purées rich in provitamin A and anthocyanin have been developed in China and Rwanda. First, this chapter describes these new technologies in use in China, such as accurate gelatinization with...

Author(s)
Sindi, K.; Xie, J.; Xie, K.; Zhu, Y.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sweetpotato value chain development in West Africa: matching products with farmer typology.

Sweetpotato value chain studies conducted in 2012 in three West African countries - Ghana, Nigeria and Burkina Faso - indicated three types of sweetpotato producers. Type I farmers specialize in sweetpotato production, making it the most important cash crop for their farm. Type II farmers grow...

Author(s)
Peters, D.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transaction costs and agricultural household supply: response of sweetpotato farmers in Kwara State of Nigeria.

Transaction costs arise in the course of market exchange and involve the cost of information, search, negotiation, screening, monitoring, coordination and enforcement. These are costs related exclusively to coordination of exchange among market actors that are distinct from the physical costs of...

Author(s)
Farayola, C. O.; Nwachukwu, S. C.; Alao, B. I.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Promotion of vitamin A-enriched sweetpotato for production by small-scale commercial farmers in South Africa.

The National Department of Science and Technology funded a project on demonstration agronomy of vitamin A-enriched sweetpotato in South Africa for job creation, enterprise development and ultimately addressing food security and malnutrition, particularly vitamin A deficiency. This chapter reports...

Author(s)
Laurie, S. M.; Mtileni, M. M.; Mphela, W. M.; Berg, A. A. van den; Ramathavhana, T.; Sediane, L.; Maraganedzha, T.; Plooy, C. P. du
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter

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