Banana Systems in the Humid Highlands of Sub-Saharan Africa: Enhancing Resilience and Productivity addresses issues related to agricultural intensification in the (sub)humid highland areas of Africa, based on research carried out in the Great Lakes Region by the Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa (CIALCA). This book is a valuable resource for researchers, students and policymakers in agricultural economics and international development, covering agronomic, economic, policy, extension, and communication dimensions.
|Publisher:||CAB International North America|
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About the Author
G. Blomme is with Bioversity, Uganda.
B. Vanlauwe is with the Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Programme, Nairobi, Kenya.
Piet van Asten is with IITA in Uganda.
Table of Contents
1 Sustainable intensification and the food security challengeDr. Brian Keating2 Paradigm Change for African Agriculture: why and how to make the transitionDr. Hans Herren3 Ecological intensification options based on understanding the way below- and aboveground organic inputs influence productivity and supply of ecosystem servicesDr. Meine Van Noordwijk4 An overview of CIALCA's research on components of banana- and legume-based systems for increased crop production and economic returnsDr. Pieter Pypers5 Mitigating the impact of biotic constraints to Musa production in Central AfricaProf Rony Swennen6 Do commercial biological and chemical products increase crop yields and economic returns under smallholder farmer conditions?Dr. Joyce Jefwa7 Enhanced utilization of biotechnology research and development innovations in eastern and central AfricaDr. Clet Masiga8 Production Of Virus Free Sweetpotato Planting Materials Using Horticultural FleeceDr. Elmar Schulte-Geldermann9 Lessons from Upstream Soil Conservation Measures to Mitigate Soil Erosion and Improve Land Productivity in the Humid Highlands of Northwestern EthiopiaDr. Yihenew Selassie Mengesha10 Integrated assessment of tradeoffs around soil fertility management by smallholders in the African highlandsmethods and applicationsDr. Pablo Tittonell11 CIALCA's efforts on integrating farming system components and exploring related trade-offsDr. Piet Van Asten12 Trade Costs reduction in the Congo Basin: Impact on crop land expansion and agricultural productivity growthDr. Aline Mosnier13 Using the 'livestock ladder' to exit poverty for poor crop-livestock farmers in South Kivu, eastern DR CongoDr. Brigittte Maass14 N2Africa: Putting nitrogen fixation to work for smallholder farmers in AfricaProf Ken Giller15 The 4R Nutrient Stewardship in the context of smallholder agriculture in AfricaDr. Shamie Zingore16 The potential of different coffee production systems to mitigate climate changeMr. Henk Van Rikxoort17 Drivers of productivity growth in Africa: implications for enhancing adoption of improved technologiesDr. Augustine Langyintuo18 Farm intensification and drivers of technology adoption in agriculture-based systems of Central AfricaDr. Emily Ouma19 The agro-ecological solution!? Food security and poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa, with an emphasis on the East African HighlandsDr. Henk Breman20 Exploring the scope of fertilizer use in the East African regionDr. Lydia Wairegi21 Supply and demand drivers of grain legumes in highlands of central and southern Africa: Implications for targeting agricultural research investmentsDr. Joseph Rusike22 Assessing nutritional diversity of cropping systems in AfricaMs. Roseline Remans23 Disseminating Agro forestry Innovations in Cameroon: Are Relay Organizations Effective?Dr. Anne DeGrande24 Knowledge and technology transfer within an Evolving R4D Framework in East AfricaDr. John Lynam25 Walking the Impact Pathway Together: The CIALCA experience in mobilising agricultural knowledge for the African Great Lakes regionMr. Boudy Van Schagen26 Integrated Agricultural Research for Development (IAR4D) an Approach to Enhance Small-holder Farmers’ Livelihood: Experiences from Lake Kivu RegionDr. Robin Buruchara 27 Communication channels used in dissemination of soil fertility management practices in the Central Highlands of KenyaMrs. Serah Kimaru-Muchai28 A global information and knowledge sharing approach to facilitate the use of Musa genetic resourcesDr. Nicolas Roux29 Targeting farmer’s priorities for effective agricultural intensification in the humid highlands of eastern AfricaDr Jeremias Mowo 30 Reintroducing Vicia faba beans in resource-poor farming systems – adoption of a participatory farmer-led initiativeProf Eric Karltun