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Disease resistant cassava varieties

  • Edward Kanju
  • e.kanju@cgiar.org

Production of cassava by farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa is widely limited by pernicious viruses such as cassava mosaic disease, cassava brown streak disease and several more that cause damage to leaves and thereby reduce photosynthesis, which leads to yield losses and possibly complete crop failure. The most common measures to protect this food crop against infection by pathogens include the …

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Enhancing Resilience and Adaptive Agricultural Livelihoods in Uganda/Shade Tree Advice Tool

  • IITA Uganda Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Program
  • iitaugandacomms@gmail.com

The Shade Tree Advice Smartphone Tool is an ICT solution to advice Coffee and Cocoa Framers on shade tree selection

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Stepwise Approach

  • IITA Uganda Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA Program
  • iitaugandacomms@gmail.com

Stepwise breaks down the recommended best practices that many farmers cannot afford to implement into smaller, more affordable packages that can be implemented in phases.

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Pre-emergence herbicides for maize crops

  • Jonga Munyaradzi
  • j.munyaradzi@aatf-africa.org

The level of weed encroachment in farmlands across Sub-Saharan Africa is generally high and causes vast amounts of water and nutrients in soils to be drawn away from food crops, which reduces grain yields and returns on agro-input investments. It is critical to keep a low number of common weeds in maize crops, especially during its germination and initial growth …

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Golden maize varieties (High provitamin A)

  • Jonga Munyaradzi
  • j.munyaradzi@aatf-africa.org

Maize is the preferred staple food for millions of people in Sub-Saharan Africa, but common varieties grown by farmers have low levels of vitamins and minerals. This situation is contributing to widespread malnutrition and hidden hunger on the continent, with 50% of children between 0.5 to 5 years suffering from vitamin A deficiency according to World Health Organization. Insufficient intake …

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GEM parboiling and flour production for rice

  • Ernest Asiedu
  • e.asiedu@cgiar.org

Parboiling is a process whereby rough rice is steeped in cold or warm water, heated with steam under pressure or in boiling water to gelatinize starch with minimum grain swelling, followed by slow drying. The nutritional, flavor and textural characteristics of parboiled rice are better than non-parboiled counterparts and can match the quality of imported rice making it more appealing …

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Maize-legume rotation and intercropping

  • Jonga Munyaradzi
  • j.munyaradzi@aatf-africa.org

Cultivating maize and legumes on the same piece of land simultaneously or alternatingly offers multiple advantages as compared to growing the cereal as continuous monocrop. Legumes enhance the amount of nitrogen (N) in soils during and after its cultivation which can be used to tackle constraints on cereal yields in subsistence farming systems because of nutrient limitation and make savings …

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Deep urea placement (nitrogen management)

  • Ernest Asiedu
  • e.asiedu@cgiar.org

Nitrogen (N) application rates to rice paddies by input of urea fertilizer in Sub-Saharan Africa are generally low, and very often the uptake of nitrogen from this synthetic source by rice crops is limited because of losses to air and groundwater. Better management of N fertilization by farmers in rice production offers a lot of room for enhancing grain productivity, …

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