IITA Bibliography is a collection of agricultural research publications produced by IITA scientists, research fellows, and students from 1972 to date. The collection includes journal articles, books and book chapters, conference proceedings, training and extension materials, theses, and other publications. IITA conducts research in these thematic areas: biotechnology and plant breeding, natural resource management, social science and agribusiness, plant production and plant health, and nutrition and human health.

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  • Status of urban ecology in Africa: a systematic review 

    Awoyemi, A.G.; Ibáñez-Álamo, J.D. (2023-05)
    Urbanization is an extreme human activity and is expanding worldwide, consequently increasing the attention of scientists across research areas of urban ecology. Recent studies have warned of the lack of information from certain regions, particularly Africa, which is rapidly urbanizing. Thus, we did a detailed literature search to determine the state of knowledge in African urban ecology in the last century. We found 795 relevant papers from where data were collected and tested to understand ...
  • Biotechnology approaches in breeding for biotic stress resistance in yam (Dioscorea spp.) 

    Agre, A.P.; Mondo, J.; Edemodu, A.; Matsumoto, R.; Kolade, O.; Kumar, P.L.; Asiedu, R.; Akoroda, M.O.; Bhattacharjee, R.; Gedil, M.; Adebola, P.O.; Asfaw, A. (Springer, 2022)
    Yam (Dioscorea spp.) is a major staple and cash crop in tropical and subtropical regions. However, biotic (fungus, viruses, tuber rots, nematodes, insects, etc.) and abiotic stresses (drought, low soil fertility, etc.) substantially impact the productivity and quality of yam crop in regions where it is majorly cultivated. Developing and deploying resilient cultivars is a cost-effective and environmentally sound approach to enhance productivity in stressful environments. Breeding initiatives in yam ...
  • Marker-Assisted Selection (MAS): untapped potential for enhancing food and nutrition securities in sub-Saharan Africa 

    Abdullahi, W.M.; Mu'az, S.A.; Togola, A.; Mohammed, G.S.; Umar, M.L.; Ongom, P.O.; Echekwu, C.; Boukar, O. (Springer, 2022-11-17)
    Global food security has raised concerns for the rapidly growing population and extreme weather due to climate change. Conventional plant breeding deployed the current greatly fecund crops, but there must be an increase in the genetic improvement to meet the anticipated future demand. Existing crop breeding techniques and recent technologies could resourcefully be reconnoitered to increase crop improvement in the façade of increasingly perplexing production condition, which is discussed in this ...
  • Smallholder farmers' perception and challenges toward the use of crop residues and agro-industrial byproducts in livestock feeding systems in eastern DR Congo 

    Mutwedu, V.B.; Bacigale, S.B.; Mugumaarhahama, Y.; Muhimuzi, F.L.; Munganga, B.; Ayagirwe, R.; Dontsop-Nguezet, P.; Manyawu, G. (2022-07)
    The extent of crop residues and agricultural byproducts utilization for their integration in feeding systems in Eastern DR Congo was assessed in South-Kivu (Walungu territoire) and two territoires in the Tanganyika province (Kalemie and Moba territoires). Data were collected through 21 focus group discussions in which 273 farmers participated including respectively 116 (42%) from South Kivu and 157 (58%) from Tanganyika province. A logistic regression model was used to determine factors influencing ...
  • Micro-climatic variations across Malawi have a greater influence on maize susceptibility to aflatoxins than to fumonisins 

    Ng’ambi, J.T.; Atehnkeng, J.; Monjerezi, M.; Ngongondo, C.; Vunain, E.; Ching’anda, C.; Ortega-Beltran, A.; Cotty, P.J.; Matumba, L.; Bandyopadhyay, R. (2022-11-29)
    This study reports levels of aflatoxin and fumonisin in maize samples (n = 1294) from all agroecological zones (AEZs) in Malawi. Most maize samples (> 75%) were contaminated with aflatoxins and 45% with fumonisins, which co-occurred in 38% of the samples. Total aflatoxins varied across the AEZs, according to mean annual temperature (P < 0.05) of the AEZs. Samples from the lower Shire AEZ (median = 20.8 µg/kg) had higher levels of aflatoxins (P < 0.05) than those from the other AEZs (median = 3.0 ...

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