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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
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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
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Cover for Mechanizing Africa's rice sector.

This chapter describes the status of agricultural mechanization in sub-Saharan Africa, and presents the pre-harvest, harvest and postharvest mechanization options for improved rice production in Africa. The roles of various partners in the sustainable mechanization of the rice sector in Africa are...

Author(s)
Rickman, J.; Moreira, J.; Gummert, M.; Wopereis, M. C. S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Raising rice yields and beyond: an experience of collective learning and innovation in lowland rice systems in Madagascar.

This chapter discusses the principles and processes of the participatory learning and action-research approach to integrated rice management (PLARIRM) in Africa, as well as the application of PLAR-IRM in a rainfed lowland rice system in Madagascar. Prospects for the wider use of PLAR-IRM in Africa...

Author(s)
Defoer, T.; Wopereis, M. C. S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact of rice research on income, poverty and food security in Africa: an <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">ex-ante</i> analysis.

This chapter looks ahead with respect to rice research for development and estimates the potential impact of rice research on income, poverty reduction and food security in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) over the years 2011-2020. Estimates are made within the context of the Global Rice Science...

Author(s)
Diagne, A.; Alia, D. Y.; Wopereis, M. C. S.; Saito, K.; Nakelse, T.; Seck, P. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Realizing Africa's rice promise: priorities for action.

This chapter presents a list of priorities for action to boost the rice sector in Africa in a sustainable and equitable manner. These include enhancing rice quality and marketing; promoting investment in improved processing technologies; improving market knowledge, branding and policy sequencing;...

Author(s)
Wopereis, M. C. S.; Diagne, A.; Johnson, D. E.; Seck, P. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for Africa's rice economy before and after the 2008 rice crisis.

This chapter describes trends in rice demand and production across Africa, particularly before and after the rice crisis in 2007 and 2008, and discusses some challenges in boosting the rice sector in the region.

Author(s)
Seck, P. A.; Touré, A. A.; Coulibaly, J. Y.; Diagne, A.; Wopereis, M. C. S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Estimation of cultivated area, number of farming households and yield for major rice-growing environments in Africa.

This chapter provides estimates of the actual rice cultivation areas and farming population by rice environment in Africa as of 2009 based on survey data and secondary data.

Author(s)
Diagne, A.; Amovin-Assagba, E.; Futakuchi, K.; Wopereis, M. C. S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
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