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Cover for Realizing Africa's rice promise.

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the rice sector in Africa and the ongoing rice research and development activities in the region. Specific topics are classified under the following headings: overview of rice in Africa (chapters 1-4), rice genetic diversity and improvement (chapters...

Author(s)
Wopereis, M. C. S.; Johnson, D. E.; Ahmadi, N.; Tollens, E.; Jalloh, A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for From WARDA to AfricaRice: an overview of rice research for development activities conducted in partnership in Africa.

This chapter covers rice research for development in Africa, with emphasis on the past two decades. Some of the major institutional and technological challenges encountered and achievements obtained since about 1990 are presented. The chapter starts with a brief overview of the Task Force...

Author(s)
Tollens, E.; Demont, M.; Sié, M.; Diagne, A.; Saito, K.; Wopereis, M. C. S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Towards a better understanding of biophysical determinants of yield gaps and the potential for expansion of the rice area in Africa.

This chapter provides an overview of rice production systems in Africa and their distribution as a function of spatial variability of climate (agroecological zones) and soils on the continent. The current status of knowledge with respect to yield gaps and disease epidemics is discussed, and the...

Author(s)
Saito, K.; Nelson, A.; Zwart, S. J.; Niang, A.; Sow, A.; Yoshida, H.; Wopereis, M. C. S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Managing weeds of rice in Africa.

This chapter provides an overview of crop and weed management practices currently available in Africa. The need for additional options to manage weeds to augment the limited range currently available to rice farmers in Africa is also discussed.

Author(s)
Rodenburg, J.; Johnson, D. E.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Managing the major diseases of rice in Africa.

This chapter provides an overview of rice diseases identified in Africa and their importance, with emphasis on rice blast (Pyricularia oryzae [Magnaporthe grisea]), rice yellow mottle disease (rice yellow mottle virus), and bacterial blight (Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae). The potential for...

Author(s)
Séré, Y.; Fargette, D.; Abo, M. E.; Wydra, K.; Bimerew, M.; Onasanya, A.; Akator, S. K.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Managing insect pests of rice in Africa.

This chapter discusses pre- and postharvest insect pests in rice and reviews approaches to reduce quantitative and qualitative losses incurred along the rice value chain in the context of a rapidly growing demand for rice in Africa South of Sahara and the increased risk of pest outbreaks due to...

Author(s)
Nwilene, F. E.; Nacro, S.; Tamò, M.; Menozzi, P.; Heinrichs, E. A.; Hamadoun, A.; Dakouo, D.; Adda, C.; Togola, A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Bird damage to rice in Africa: evidence and control.

This chapter reviews the available evidence of bird damage to rice in Africa and the bird species involved. Some commonly used measures to control these bird pests are also discussed.

Author(s)
Mey, Y. de; Demont, M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Increasing rice productivity through improved nutrient use in Africa.

This chapter presents a general overview of the quality of soil resources and fertilizer use in rice production areas in Africa. Innovations to increase rice productivity through improved nutrient use are discussed for production systems at different stages of intensification in sub-Saharan Africa, ...

Author(s)
Haefele, S. M.; Saito, K.; N'Diaye, K. M.; Mussgnug, F.; Nelson, A.; Wopereis, M. C. S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing and improving water productivity of irrigated rice systems in Africa.

This chapter provides an overview of the water productivity of irrigated rice at field and scheme levels in Africa, and summarizes studies on the assessment of water productivity at field and scheme levels for irrigated rice in Senegal and Mali. Recommendations for improving the productive use of...

Author(s)
Zwart, S. J.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Inland valleys: Africa's future food baskets.

This chapter focuses on how inland valleys can be efficiently and sustainably used to improve rice production in African countries, such as Tanzania, Burkina Faso and Nigeria.

Author(s)
Rodenburg, J.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter

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