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Crop Improvement in Eastern and Southern Africa: Research Objectives and On-Farm Testing

Roger A. Kirkby

Crop Improvement in Eastern and Southern Africa: Research Objectives and On-Farm Testing

A Regional Workshop Held in Nairobi, Kenya. 20-22 (IDRC)

by Roger A. Kirkby

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Published by Intl Development Research .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Africa, Southern,
  • Research,
  • Agronomical Research,
  • Field Crop Breeding,
  • Africa, Eastern,
  • Congresses,
  • Food crops

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages122
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8213170M
    ISBN 10088936396X
    ISBN 109780889363960

    crop improvement and utilization through in-country and regional training, joint workplans, and collabo-rative research. Progress on these objectives was continually moni-tored and evaluated through a series of clearly defined milestones and expected outputs. This . security in Africa, African Union Heads of State endorsed their Agriculture Ministers’ endorsement in January , to add wheat to the list of strategic crops for Africa. Cereal yields in Africa are lower than half the world average. The average fertilizer (N + P 2O 5).

      Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) is a non-native and non-staple crop in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with potential to be a commercial crop owing to its wide range of uses as food, feed, and industrial raw n was first introduced to SSA by Chinese traders in the 19th century and was cultivated as an economic crop as early as in South Africa. Legume crops are important components in African farming systems. In addition to providing dietary food, they provide cash income to smallholder farmers. Legumes also improve soil fertility through biological nitrogen fixation. The major legume crops are cowpea, field bean, soybean, pigeon pea, and groundnut. Although these crops are important in Eastern and Southern Africa, their [ ].

      Large scale breeding programs include testing of these crops, such as NE, As biomass yield is the main target for forage crop improvement, more rapidly growing cultivars can be targeted for breeding. Climate Change Resilience, and Environmental Sustainability in Eastern and Southern Africa [Online]. Emily A. Heaton, Stephen P. Long, in Advances in Botanical Research, 2 Modelling for crop improvement. Crop models can also be used as a guide for breeding programmes or as a means to envision a crop ideotype (Boote et al., ).While simulation models can be used to predict appropriate trait phenotypes and selection protocols in breeding programmes to achieve ideotypes (Boote et al.


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Crop Improvement in Eastern and Southern Africa: Research Objectives and On-Farm Testing by Roger A. Kirkby Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Research Objectives and On‐Farm Testing Edited by R. Kirkby. Crop Improvement in Eastern and Southern Africa: Research Objectives and On-Farm Testing, edited by Roger A.

Kirby (International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada, ; pp., paperback; US$13). Papers originally presented at a regional workshop held in Nairobi, Kenya, Julyaddress the need for crop-improvement. The Soil Fertility Initiative (SFI) process, launched over the last years through a multi-partner process in some 20 countries in Sub-Sahara Africa, clearly illustrated the need for addressing soil productivity decline in Eastern and Southern Africa from an integrated perspective in order to address declining productivity as well as and structural and biological degradation of the soil.

To address climate change (CC) in eastern and southern Africa (ESA) will require accelerated development and dissemination of crop varieties with climate-smart (CS) traits over the coming decades. However, investment in crop improvement and rates of variety turnover are currently extremely low in the by: 5.

BOOK LAUNCH: Lead Farmers in eastern and southern Africa Explore MEDIA REPORT: To manage El Nino-related crop distress in eastern and southern Africa, invest in drought-tolerant seeds and better soil and water care.

On-farm experiment designs and implications for locating research sites - Volume 3 Issue 4 - Phil E. Rzewnicki, Richard Thompson, Gary W. Lesoing, Roger W. Elmore, Charles A. Francis, Anne M. Parkhurst, Russell S. Moomaw. The main constraints to the crop in eastern and southern Africa clones from IITA and CIP had reached the stage of on-farm testing at the time the war began.

improvement programme in. varieties on-farm across 94 locations in eastern and southern Africa in a randomized complete block design with three replications for two seasons. • Th e new drought tolerant hybrids showed a yield advantage over the commercial check varieties both in the.

Introduction to FARM-Africa’s Farmers’ Research Project This publication is based on five studies conducted by FARM-Africa’s Farmers’ Research Project (FRP),based in North Omo zone2 and Derashe and Konso special woredas3 of southern Ethiopia between and The FRP was a collaborative project with the Bureau of.

The proposed area of improvement following BPAT for both Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) and WCA hubs are as follows: Increase the crossing capability of the program (up to crosses per year per site) and widening the genetic pool through introductions from the genebank in India.

East African Seed tops the Access to Seeds Index for Eastern and Southern Africa. The company has a growing distribution network in the region.

It stands out for its research activities that include local crops, seed production activities involving smallholders and a broad network of extension officers in multiple countries. Robert Delve's 65 research works with 2, citations reads, including: Determinants of Fertiliser Use by Smallholder Maize Farmers in the Chinyanja Triangle in Malawi, Mozambique and.

More than half of the land in Eastern and Southern Africa, more than two-thirds of the land in West Africa, and more than three-quarters of the land in Central Africa are prepared using the hand hoe (FAO and AUC ).During the African Union Summit, the chairperson of the African Union Commission declared “we must retire the handheld-hoe to the museum, and provide access to.

Pigeonpea Improvement in Eastern and Southern Africa—Annual Research Planning MeetingOctBulawayo, Zimbabwe. (In En. Summaries in En, Fr, Pt.) PatancheruA.P., India: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics.

ISBN. (ii) Crop improvement in South Asia is based on limited genetic diversity. (iii) The restricted research and development performed in Africa focuses either on improving forage or soil properties mostly through one popular cultivar, Rongai, while the available diversity of lablab in Africa might be under threat of genetic erosion.

Sessions dealt with topics like food safety practices, hygiene, sanitation, and entrepreneurship. The training aimed to build the capacity of rural women to actualize the objective of Nigeria Sorghum Transformation Value Chain (STVC) in reducing poverty, improving food security, nutrition and health of women and children.

On the basis of current projections, it is expected that byover 60 percent of global cassava production will be in sub-Saharan Africa, where economic growth will be slow but population growth fast.

Cassava, therefore, will be a favoured source of cheap carbohydrates in the countryside and will also continue to serve as a food security crop. Southern Africa using commonly developed research protocols. The long-term on-station trials from which originated the technologies tested on-farm continued to run with the objective of identifying sustainability indicators.

Soil samples from the long-term trials were collected for measurement of these parameters using protocols provided by TSBF. ICRISAT Sorghum and Millet Improvement Program. Takavarasha, D.

The adoption of crop residues as an alternative cattle feed in semi-arid Zimbabwe. Pages in Cereal grain policy analysis in the national agricultural research systems of eastern and southern Africa (Mwangi, W., Rohrbach, D., and Heisey, P., eds.).

The World Vegetable Research and Development Center, Taiwan N Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India N ECHO, North Fort Meyers, Florida Crop Improvement Methods Mass Selection Selection of types starts with open pollination.

Select one line with the highest potential and test it in various conditions and various sites.crop in South Africa and is produced throughout the country under diverse environments. Successful maize production depends on the correct application of production inputs that will sustain the environment as well as agricultural production.

These inputs are, inter .of on-farm research to dissemination of technologies to the wider farming community. On-farm research Two types of on-farm trials were established with different objectives.

The first type is researcher-designed and farmer-managed while the second one is farmer-designed and farmer-managed. Much time was spent exposing the technology to field.