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dc.contributor.authorEkanayake, I.J.
dc.contributor.authorDixon, A.
dc.contributor.authorAsiedu, Robert
dc.contributor.authorIzac, A.M.
dc.identifier.citationEkanayake, I.J., Dixon, A., Asiedu, R. & Izac, A.M. (1994). Improved cassava for inland valley agro-ecosystems. In M.O. Akoroda (Ed.), Root crops for food security in Africa: Proceedings of the Fifth Triennal Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops-Africa Branch, 22-28 November 1992, Kampala, Uganda: IITA, (p. 204-208).
dc.description.abstractA substantial impact on Africa agriculture can be made through research on crop improvement for the extensive inland valley agro-ecosystems (IVS) extending from the humid forest to the savanna zones in sub saharan Africa. Systematic surveys of farmers have shown that cassava is a favoured upland crop for the IVS. Screening of cassava for IVS adaptation in the sub Saharan Africa is a continued activity at IITA. Preliminary results indicate that elite clones TMS 85/00025 (15.9t/ha), TMS 63397 (13.3 t/ha) and TMS 84/00003 (12.6 t/ha) superceded the yield levels of local checks during a 6 month growing period. A scheme for the improvement of cassava targeted for IVS is described. In addition, for cassava and other upland crops to be suitable crop components in this highly fragile agro-ecosystem, attention has to be given to a combination of improved genotypes with appropriate water control, weed control and fertility management. Research at IITA to date has attempted to address these short and long term production constraints.
dc.titleImproved cassava for inland valley agroecosystems
dc.typeConference Paper
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture
cg.coverage.regionWest Africa
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR single centre
cg.iitasubjectSmallholder Farmers
cg.iitasubjectPlant Breeding
cg.iitasubjectGenetic Improvement
cg.accessibilitystatusOpen Access

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