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Background: Although Kenya has a relatively high number of registered biopesticide products, little is known about biopesticide use by smallholders. This paper documents farmers' current use and perception of chemical pesticides and biopesticides, their willingness to pay for biopesticides, and the ...

Author(s)
Constantine, K. L.; Kansiime, M. K.; Mugambi, I.; Nunda, W.; Chacha, D.; Rware, H.; Makale, F.; Mulema, J.; Lamontagne-Godwin, J.; Williams, F.; Edgington, S.; Day, R.
Publisher
Wiley, Chichester, UK
Citation
Pest Management Science, 2020, 76, 11, pp 3615-3625
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This paper presents the development and pilot of the Fertilizer Optimization Tool (FOT), a decision support tool for use by extension agents in advising smallholder farmers in Uganda in applying optimum (rather than maximum) fertilizer by considering the farmers' financial abilities. The FOT is...

Author(s)
Rware, H.; Kansiime, K. M.; Watiti, J.; Opio, J.; Alokit, C.; Kaizzi, C. K.; Oduor, G.; Mibei, H.
Publisher
Rural Outreach Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
Citation
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 2020, 20, 4, pp 16178-16195
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BACKGROUND: This paper documents farmer perceptions and management practices for fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiderda J.E. Smith), providing a baseline for the development of sustainable pest management strategies. RESULTS: 91% of farmers correctly identified fall armyworm, and reported it as the...

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Kansiime, M. K.; Mugambi, I.; Rwomushana, I.; Nunda, W.; Lamontagne-Godwin, J.; Rware, H.; Phiri, N. A.; Chipabika, G.; Ndlovu, M.; Day, R.
Publisher
Wiley, Chichester, UK
Citation
Pest Management Science, 2019, 75, 10, pp 2840-2850
Abstract

Purpose: We assessed the effectiveness of Village-based Advisors (VBAs) as a novel approach for scaling up improved common bean technologies in southern highlands of Tanzania. Design/methodology/approach: Data were gathered through focus group discussions (FGDs) and interviews with 11 VBAs and 102...

Author(s)
Kansiime, M. K.; Watiti, J.; Mchana, A.; Jumah, R.; Musebe, R.; Rware, H.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2018, 24, 3, pp 215-232
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Cover for Enabling fertilizer use optimization in sub-Saharan Africa.

This chapter discusses the methodology used by the Optimising Fertilizer Recommendations in Africa to transfer the fertilizer use optimization approach to technology uptake pathways and the lessons drawn from this process. The chapter explores how farmer demand for fertilizer use optimization was...

Author(s)
Rware, H.; Kaizzi, K. C.; Senkoro, C. J.; Bayu, W.; Oduor, G.; Watiti, J.
ISBN
2017 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392046)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Farmers in Africa have not been fully convinced to invest in fertilizer due to uncertainty on returns to investment. This is despite the fact that, more than two-thirds of people in Sub-Saharan Africa rely on agriculture for employment with many living on small farms earning less than $1 per day....

Author(s)
Oduor, G.; Macharia, M.; Rware, H.; Kayuki, C.
Publisher
Academic Journals, Lagos, Nigeria
Citation
African Journal of Agricultural Research, 2016, 11, 38, pp 3587-3597
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Africa's fertilizer use averages only 8 kg per hectare per year. Available fertilizer recommendations in Africa are high, and vary between countries. The recommendations are generally out dated, and/or "blanket" recommendations that are not site, or crop specific. Recommendation developed for one...

Author(s)
Rware, H.; Wairegi, L.; Oduor, G.; Macharia, M.; Romney, D.; Tarfa, B. D.; Maria, R. de; Ley, G.; Tetteh, F.; Makumba, W.; Dicko, M.; Nouri, M.; Leon, N. N.; Gondwe, B.; Kaizzi, K.; Negash, D.; Kibunja, C.; Alawy, A.; Wartmann, C.; Rutsimba, E.
Publisher
Scientific Research Publishing, Irvine, USA
Citation
Agricultural Sciences, 2014, 5, 14, pp 1384-1391

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