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Entries in agriculture for income (68)

Monday
Mar012010

C3P Crop Crisis Control Project - Food Security in Eastern Africa and the Great Lakes Region 

This brief is a summary of the food security surveys and analyses commissioned under the C3P project to assess the impacts on food and income from banana and cassava disease across six countries.

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Monday
Mar012010

C3P Crop Crisis Control Project - The Use of GIS in Crop Disease Management

This brief summarizes the contributions and use of geographic mapping tools (GIS/GPS) in a disease management project and discusses the challenges encountered while providing recommendations for future projects.

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Monday
Mar012010

C3P Crop Crisis Control Project - New Spread of Cassava Brown Streak Virus Disease and its Implications for the Movement of Cassava Germplasm in the East and Central African Region

Cassava is among the most important food crops in sub-Saharan Africa, and it is currently facing a new emerging threat in the cassava brown streak virus. This brief, written by scientists for the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), discusses the new emergence of this virus and its implications.

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Monday
Mar012010

C3P Crop Crisis Control Project - Cassava Cutting Movement from Primary to Bulking Sites (Burundi) 

This brief shares the recent cassava disease impacts in Burundi and explores some of the principal causes behind cassava cutting loss from harvest to planting and provides a set of practitioner oriented lessons learned.

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Monday
Mar012010

C3P Crop Crisis Control Project - Pilot Use of On-farm Vouchers to Disseminate Cassava Planting Material in Western Kenya

This brief describes the use of on-farm vouchers (OFV) in Western Kenya to promote the dissemination of cassava planting material in a manner that reduces loss, provides choice, and encourages transparency and accountability. This brief provides an overview of the process to carry out an OFV intervention and provides lessons learned from the pilot use of on-farm vouchers (OFV) in Western Kenya.

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Monday
Mar012010

C3P Crop Crisis Control Project - Responding to BXW Amidst Multiple Pathogens and Pests 

Banana Xanthomonas wilt (BXW) is among the most serious threats to banana production in East and Central Africa. This brief discussed the impact and epidemiology of BXW and the challenges in identifying this disease among the multiple pathogens and pests that afflict banana in this region.

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Monday
Mar012010

C3P Crop Crisis Control Project - Reducing Food Insecurity Through Technology Transfer: Macropropagation (Uganda)

This brief describes the impact of BXW in Uganda and the development and use of macro-propagation as a low-cost and farmer-centered technology to produce clean banana-planting material. The brief discusses the technology and provides practitioner oriented lessons learned.

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Monday
Mar012010

C3P Crop Crisis Control Project - Fighting Banana Xanthomonas Wilt Disease in Rwanda

This brief describes the importance of the banana in Rwanda and presents an overview of different activities used by C3P partners in Rwanda to mitigate the effects of BXW. The brief presents a set of succinct lessons learned for practitioners.

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