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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  • Cut, root, and grow: simplifying cassava propagation to scale 

    Sheat, S.; Mushi, E.; Gwandu, F.; Sikirou, M.; Bakele, P.; Kayondo, S.I.; Kulembeka, H.; Adetoro, N.; Winter, S. (2024-02-06)
    Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is an essential crop with increasing importance for food supply and as raw material for industrial processing. The crop is vegetatively propagated through stem cuttings taken at the end of the growing cycle and its low multiplication rate and the high cost of stem transportation are detrimental to the increasing demand for high-quality cassava planting materials. Rapid multiplication of vegetative propagules of crops comprises tissue culture (TC) and semi-autotroph ...
  • Determinants and success of engagement in circular bioeconomy practices in African food systems 

    Sekabira, H.; Simbeko, G.; Feleke, S.; Manyong, V.; Spath, L.; Krutli, P.; Vanlauwe, B.; Kintche, K.; Wilde, B.; Six, J. (2023-11-21)
    Ending hunger and ensuring sustainable food production and consumption patterns globally, as outlined in the United Nations 2030 agenda of sustainable development goals (SDGs), cannot be accomplished through a linear resource use model that has proven to be non-restorative and unsustainable. Therefore, a more sustainable model of resource use - the circular bioeconomy (CB) - has been proposed as an alternative to achieve circular, resilient, and sustainable food systems. This approach can help ...
  • Changes in soil susceptibility to erosion under tillage and soil fertility management practices 

    Mesele, S.A. (2024)
    The degree to which soil is susceptible to erosion is measured as soil erodibility which can be influenced by different land management options. This study evaluated the dynamics of soil erodibility to tillage and soil amendments in a maize field under five consecutive cropping cycles. Tillage treatments were no-till, minimum, conventional, and grassland fallow (control). The soil amendment treatments used were no amendment (control), NPK, poultry manure (PM), and ½ NPK+ ½ PM and these treatments ...
  • Forest Africa Zambia Ltd: Agri-Innovation Report 

    Dahl, H.; Njiru, A.; Sewe, L.; Dlamini, J.; Nortje, K.; Nowak, A.; Giombini, V.; Ires, I.; Alamu, E.O. (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, 2023)
    This report presents the consolidated outputs of the CGIAR researchers involved in the first cohort of the CGIAR Food Systems Accelerator. The first half of the report describes the methods that were applied, the second half presents the results. The Food Systems Accelerator was established to bolster Ukama Ustawi, a CGIAR initiative focused on transforming agri-food systems in East and Southern Africa (ESA). This program, spanning from 2022 to 2024, aligned scientists with agribusinesses to bring ...
  • Farming practices, varietal preferences, and land suitability analyses for yam production in Eastern D.R. Congo: implications for breeding initiatives and food sovereignty 

    Mondo, J.; Chuma, G.B.; Matiti, H.M.; Balezi, A.Z.; Kihye, J.B.; Ayagirwe, R.; Agre, A.P.; Banda, V.B.; Adebola, P.O.; Asfaw, A. (2024-03-29)
    Yam (Dioscorea spp.) is a key tuber crop in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with huge potential for poverty alleviation, food sovereignty, and nutrition security. Exploiting its full potential requires that factors holding it down are understood and mitigated. This study, conducted between May and July 2022 and 2023, assessed yam farming practices, varietal preferences, and land suitability in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). We interviewed 765 smallholder farmers within four agro-ecological ...

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