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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 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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Cover for Assessing nutritional value and changing behaviours regarding orange-fleshed sweetpotato use in sub-Saharan Africa.

During the past 15 years, significant investments have been made in the development and promotion of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) varieties in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) due to their high β-carotene contents and thus, their potential to contribute towards reducing vitamin A deficiency. As the...

Author(s)
Low, J.; Ball, A.; Jaarsveld, P. J. van; Namutebi, A.; Faber, M.; Grant, F. K.
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 <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ex ante</i> evaluation of improved potato varieties for sub-Saharan Africa.

In many parts of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), potato plays an important role as a food security crop. Yet technological improvements to boost potato productivity have so far not been extensively utilized. Moreover, it remains unclear which potential impacts can be expected from future technological...

Author(s)
Kleinwechter, U.; Hareau, G.; Bonierbale, M.; Gastelo, M.; Harahagazwe, D.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrative breeding strategy for making climate-smart potato varieties for sub-Saharan Africa.

Breeding potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is becoming increasingly complicated because of the growing number of requirements for new varieties, particularly the added concern of adapting potato to climate variability, especially in regions of sub-Saharan Africa. Combining the right genes to overcome...

Author(s)
Asfaw, A.; Bonierbale, M.; Khan, M. A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A possible pathway for developing formal seed potato production in sub-Saharan Africa: a case of Uganda National Seed Potato Producers' Association (UNSPPA).

Seed accounts for 40-50% of the cost in potato production, however, it is one of the most neglected inputs among smallholder potato farmers in sub-Saharan Africa partly due to lack of awareness, poverty, subsistence agriculture and seed inadequacy. Recognizing this, the potato programme of the...

Author(s)
Kakuhenzire, R.; Tindimubona, S.; Kashaija, I. N.; Lemaga, B.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for An analysis of demand, supply and elasticities of seed potato in major producing areas in Nigeria.

The study was conducted in 2012 to assess the influence of economic variables and prices of complementary and substitute products on the demand and supply of seed potato in major potato-producing areas of Bokkos, B/ladi, Mangu, Jos south, Riyom and Jos north of Plateau State in Nigeria....

Author(s)
Lenka, D. M.; Dung, E. A.; Asumugha, G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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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