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After 42 years of international trade in wild harvested medicinal bark from Africa and Madagascar, the example of Prunus africana holds several lessons for both policy and practice in forestry, conservation and rural development. Due to recent CITES restrictions on P. africana exports from Burundi, ...

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Cunningham, A. B.; Tientcheu, M. L. A.; Anoncho, V. F.; Nkuinkeu, R.; Sunderland, T.
Publisher
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Jakarta, Indonesia
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CIFOR Working Paper, 2014, No.153, pp 17 pp.
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This paper describes the innovation process surrounding the development of strategies for sustainable management of Prosopis spp. in Baringo County of Kenya over a 10-year period. The findings are from an assessment made under the JOint Learning in Innovation Systems in African Agriculture...

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Chengole, J. M.; Welimo, M.; Belmin, R.; Ng'ang'a, T.; Kamau, G.
Publisher
French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), Montpellier, France
Citation
Innovation in smallholder farming in Africa: recent advances and recommendations. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Agricultural Innovation Systems in Africa (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya, 29-31 May 2013, 2014, pp 75-78
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Grevillea robusta is a widely grown agroforestry tree and is regarded as a pioneering coloniser of disturbed sites. Our current understanding on changes of species due to disturbance, abiotic conditions and biotic interactions is very minimal. We investigated a leaf-spotting disease and abnormal...

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Kimatu, J. N.
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Citation
Journal of Tropical Forest Science, 2011, 23, 2, pp 117-124
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Termites are a major constraint to subsistence agriculture, causing yield losses up to 100%. Recent studies have demonstrated the efficacy of the fungus, Metarhizium anisopliae for controlling termites, but little is yet known about sustainable application of this biocontrol agent. This study will...

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Nyeko, P.; Gohole, L. S.; Maniania, N. K.; Agaba, H.; Sekamatte, B. M.
Publisher
RUFORUM, Kampala, Uganda
Citation
Second RUFORUM Biennial Regional Conference on "Building capacity for food security in Africa", Entebbe, Uganda, 20-24 September 2010, 2010, pp 333-337

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