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This study assessed implications of the Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic on household income and food security in two East African countries - Kenya and Uganda, using online survey data from 442 respondents. Results show that more than two-thirds of the respondents experienced income...

Author(s)
Kansiime, M. K.; Tambo, J. A.; Mugambi, I.; Bundi, M.; Kara, A.; Owuor, C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
World Development (Oxford), 2021, 137,
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Background: Quality seed is at the core of the technological packages needed to increase crop production, nutrition, and rural wellbeing. However, smallholder farmers in Tanzania have limited access to affordable quality seeds, and over 90% of seed sown is saved by farmers from previous harvests,...

Author(s)
Kansiime, M. K.; Bundi, M.; Nicodemus, J.; Ochieng, J.; Marandu, D.; Njau, S. S.; Kessy, R. F.; Williams, F.; Karanja, D.; Tambo, J. A.; Romney, D.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Agriculture and Food Security, 2021, 10, 15, pp (28 May 2021)
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The United Nation's declaration of 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health underscores the crucial role of crop protection in achieving the sustainable development goals. In this article, we analyse the gendered impacts of plant clinics-an innovative extension approach that aims to help...

Author(s)
Tambo, J. A.; Matimelo, M.; Ndhlovu, M.; Mbugua, F.; Phiri, N.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
World Development (Oxford), 2021, 145,
Abstract

Conservation farming (CF) aims to achieve increased agricultural productivity while ensuring environmental sustainability through a system of agronomic practices, including minimum soil disturbance (MSD), crop residue retention (RR), and crop rotation (CR). Although inconclusive, there is some...

Author(s)
Tambo, J. A.; Kirui, O. K.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 2021, 321,
Abstract

Recent outbreaks of crop pests such as fall armyworm and desert locusts are threatening food security and have spurred increased use of pesticides in sub-Saharan Africa. While pesticides can prevent crop losses, they can also have adverse effects on human health and the environment, if not used...

Author(s)
Tambo, J. A.; Romney, D.; Mugambi, I.; Mbugua, F.; Bundi, M.; Uzayisenga, B.; Matimelo, M.; Ndhlovu, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Food Policy, 2021, 101,
Abstract

Between 2013 and 2016, CABI's Good Seed Initiative (GSI) worked with partners in Tanzania to strengthen the seed system for Africa Indigenous Vegetables (AIVs) through promotion of farmer seed enterprises using two models - contract farming (Arusha) and Quality Declared Seed (QDS) (Dodoma). This...

Author(s)
Kansiime, M.; Bundi, M.; Nicodemus, J.; Ochieng, J.; Marandu, D.; Njau, S. S.; Kessy, R. F.; Tambo, J.; Williams, F.; Karanja, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CABI Study Brief Series, 2021, 36, pp 11 pp.
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Background: The Fall Army Worm (FAW) radio campaign was implemented between November 2018 and April 2019 in key maize growing areas and locations with reported high severity of fall armyworm as identified by national stakeholders. We evaluated the effectiveness of radio mass extension campaign in...

Author(s)
Rware, H.; Kansiime, M. K.; Mugambi, I.; Onyango, D.; Tambo, J. A.; Banda, C. M.; Phiri, N. A.; Chipabika, G.; Matimelo, M.; Chaaba, D. K.; Davis, T.; Godwin, J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
CABI Agriculture and Bioscience, 2021, 2, 32,
Abstract

Given the recognised role of blanket extension advice in the low uptake of productivity-enhancing technologies among developing country farmers, personalised or site-specific extension approaches are gaining attention. Focusing on the case of the plant clinic extension model which provides...

Author(s)
Tambo, J. A.; Matimelo, M.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2021, 73, 2, pp 396-413
Abstract

Since 2016, the invasive fall armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda, has been one of the most rapidly spreading and highly devastating maize pests across Africa and Asia. Although several studies have estimated the effect of FAW on maize yield, little is known about its impact on broader welfare...

Author(s)
Tambo, J. A.; Kansiime, M. K.; Rwomushana, I.; Mugambi, I.; Nunda, W.; Banda, C. M.; Nyamutukwa, S.; Makale, F.; Day, R.
Publisher
Wiley, Chichester, UK
Citation
Food and Energy Security, 2021, 10, 2, pp 299-312
Abstract

An estimated 40% of potential global crop production is lost annually to pests and diseases. Reducing this level of crop loss is critical to increasing agricultural productivity, which is essential in achieving the sustainable development goals of zero hunger and no poverty. However, the lack of...

Author(s)
Tambo, J. A.; Uzayisenga, B.; Mugambi, I.; Bundi, M.; Silvestri, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
World Development (Oxford), 2020, 129,

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