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  • Machine learning model accurately predict maize grain yields in conservation agriculture systems in southern Africa 

    Muthoni, F.K.; Thierfelder, C.; Mudereri, B.T.; Manda, J.; Bekunda, M.; Hoeschle-Zeledon, I. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2021-07)
    Adoption of CA in smallholder farmers in Africa is (s)low partly due to poor spatial targeting. Mapping the crop yield from different CA systems across space and time can reveal their spatial recommendation domains. Integration of machine learning (ML) and free remotely sensed big data have opened huge opportunities for data-driven insights into complex problems in agriculture. The objective of this study was to estimate the spatial-temporal variations of maize grain yields from 13-year multi-location ...
  • Branding Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT): an overview of the strategy for communication 

    Opaluwah, A. (Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation, 2018)
  • Beyond survival opportunities: enhancing youth livelihoods within the rural space through informed policies in Nigeria 

    Olaosebikan, O.; Teeken, B.; Bello, A.; Okoye, B.; Crossouard, B.; Sumberg, J.; Madu, T. (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, 2021)
  • Communicating the TAAT brand 

    Opaluwah, A. (Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation, 2018)
  • Social media and the democratisation of information 

    Opaluwah, A. (Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation, 2020-10)
  • Commercialising Africa's Agricultural Research Products: perspectives from TAAT 

    Opaluwah, A. (Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation, 2020-08)
  • Communication as a strategic tool for Africa's agricultural transformation 

    Opaluwah, A. (Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation, 2019)
  • Dynamics and diversity of innovation support services: especially networking service activities on selected agro-food innovation cases in Madagascar and Burkina Faso 

    Ndah, H.T.; Audouin, S.; Crestin-Billet, S.; Randrianarisona, N.; Andriamaniraka, H.; Toillier, A.; Traore, O.; Fongang, G.; Mathe, S.; Knierim, A. (2021)
    In this contribution, we have analysed the “dynamics and diversity of innovation support services, especially networking, facilitation and brokerage service situations as key for influencing successful outcome of innovation processes”?. Results indicate that service activities linked with “enhancing access to resources” and “offering capacity building, stand out as dominant across all three phases of innovation processes for the four innovation cases studied. This implies, support actors and ...
  • Nematodes and food security in sub-Saharan Africa 

    Coyne, D. (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, 2020)
    Across the tropics pests and diseases can plague crop production. Nematode pests are no different but in general, there is limited understanding or recognition of nematode pests in the tropics and in subSaharan Africa. Yet they represent severe constraints to crop production and as such, greater awareness is required on nematode pests, their biology and pathology, the damage they cause and how to manage them. This article provides an insight into nematode problems and damage in sub-Saharan Africa, ...
  • Gender and access to cowpea innovations in West Africa: a review of some critical issues 

    Adetonah, S.; Nouhoheflin, S.T.; Aitchedji, C. (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, 2012)
    Cowpea provides food and incomes to farm households including women farmers who make and sell snack foods from this nutritious legume in West Africa. Gender roles are important in cowpea value chains. The main constraints reported by women are poor access to cowpea innovations, opportunities, and related capacity building. The overall objective of this paper is to review key constraints and opportunities for an effective inclusion of women in cowpea value chains through access to innovations using ...
  • Participatory cowpea development for poverty reduction and sustainable livelihoods in west Africa: case of PRONAF (Projet Niebe pour l'Afrique)- a multipartners, regional, and collaborative project 

    Adeoti, R.; Coulibaly, O.; Allomasso, R.; Adetonah, S.; Gbaguidi, B.; Fatokun, C. (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, 2012)
    Cowpea has the potential to make a significant contribution to food and nutritional security and poverty reduction in West and Central Africa. Constraints to be addressed include poor access to inputs including seeds, pest control, and product markets for widespread distribution of improved varieties, and integrated pest management technologies to reduce crop losses and improve product quality. The collaborative project between IITA and IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development) over ...
  • Scientific animations without borders: cell-phone videos for cowpea farmers 

    Bello, J.; Seufferheld, F.; Agunbiade, T.; Steele, L.D.; Guillot, D.; Ba, M.N.; Binso-Dabire, L.; Baoua, I.; Ndiaye, M.; Tamo, M.; Pittendrigh, R. (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, 2012)
    Over the past several decades, researchers and extension agents have described methods that cowpea farmers can use to reduce insect damage to the cowpea crop in the field and in storage. Some of these methods, which are based on both scientific research and indigenous knowledge, are currently being used in local, regional , national, and transnational extension programs. Cowpea farmers in Africa and other developing regions, however, often remain unaware of the methods based on scientific research ...
  • Africa RISING east and southern Africa project overview 

    Bekunda, M. (Africa RISING, 2019)
  • Effect of methods of processing on raw and intrinsic quality of Sidama and YirgaCheffee coffee types 

    Assefa, A.; Kufo-Obso, T. (Ethiopian Coffee Science Society, 2019)
    Coffee quality can be affected by variety, climate and soil factors, field management practices and post-harvest handling and processing techniques. Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica L.) is an economically important crop, which is contributing the highest of all export revenues in Ethiopia. The objective of study was to examine the effect of methods of processing on raw and intrinsic quality of Sidama and Yirgacheffee coffees and to identify the best method of processing that can keep the inherent ...
  • Challenges, opportunities and strategy for cassava subsector development in Nigeria 

    Ezedinma, C.I.; Kormawa, P.M.; Manyong, V.M.; Dixon, A.G.O. (2003)
    Nigeria has substantial economic potential in its agricultural sector. However, despite the importance of agriculture in terms of employment creation, its potential for contributing to economic growth is far from being fully exploited. The sector’s importance fluctuates with any rise and fall in oil revenue and has remained stagnant over the past ten years. The contribution of the manufacturing sector to the GDP declined over the same period. Inappropriate macroeconomic and sector policies perpetuated ...
  • Cassava virus diseases in Africa 

    Legg, J.P.; Thresh, J.M. (2003)
    Cassava plays a key role in the food security of sub-Saharan Africa, but as a vegetatively propagated crop, it is particularly vulnerable to the effects of virus diseases and these therefore represent a major threat to the livelihoods of millions of Africans. Nine viruses have been isolated from African cassava, but only cassava mosaic geminiviruses (CMGs) and Cassava brown streak virus (CBSV) cause diseases of major economic signifi cance. In recent years, both CMGs and CBSV have come under ...
  • Evaluation de nouvelles varieties digname en Cote dIvoire: bilan de trois annees dexperience avec des genotypes ameliores par lIITA 

    Ettien, J.B.; Tschannen, A.B. (2003)
    Assessment of new yam varieties in Côte d’Ivoire : results of three experiments years with improved genotypes by IITA The most important food crop in the Ivory Coast, yam, is cultivated in a traditional system with low productivity. In order to suffice the needs of the growing population the introduction of new technologies increasing the production of yam is mandatory. One way suggested here is the introduction of new improved varieties. The aim of this project was to identify promising varieties ...
  • Amelioration de la production de ligname a travers la fertilisation minerale en zone de savene de Cote dIvoire 

    Soro, D.; Dao, D.; Carsky, R.J.; Asiedu, R.; Assa, A.; Girardin, O. (2003)
    Improving yam production by mineral fertilisation in the savanna zone of Cote d’Ivoire. Côte d’Ivoire is the second producer of yam after Nigeria with 2.8 millions tons produced per year. Though its farmers are still looking for ‘’virgin’’ soil to increase their yields. Mineral fertilization study led in the savanna zone has as objective to determine the response of local yams to mineral fertilizers. Thus, four local varieties (Bètè bètè, Gnan, Krenglè and Wacrou) are tested with two fertility ...
  • Explaining the Failure in Agricultural production in subSaharan Africa 

    Nkamleu, G.B.; Gockowski, J.; Kazianga, H. (2003)
    This paper examines changes in agricultural productivity in 10 Subsaharan countries. The relative performance of agricultural sector was gauged using data envelopment analysis. From a panel data set of the 10 countries which included the 28-year period 1972-1999, mathematical programming methods were used to measure Malmquist indexes of total factor productivity. It was found that, during that period, total factor productivity have experienced a negative evolution in sample countries. A decomposition ...

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