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Cassava breeding through complementary conventional and participatory approaches in western Kenya.
Participation of farmers in plant breeding programmes has been reported to increase breeding efficiency. Farmers’ participation bridges the gap between variety development and dissemination and provides an opportunity ...
Genetic and environmental factors affecting rooting in Eucalyptus grandis X Eucalyptus longirostrata hybrid cuttings.
In clonal deployment programmes of plantation species, there is frequently the need to deploy Eucalyptus species and interspecific hybrids as rooted cuttings. However, the rooting ability of a particular species or hybrid ...
Development of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) cultivars for resistance to cassava mosaic disease in Zambia.
Despite the increasing number of farmers growing cassava in Zambia, yield per hectare has remained low at 5.8 t ha-1. The major constraints contributing to low yields are pests and diseases of which cassava mosaic disease ...
Screening sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas L.) for drought tolerance and high β-carotene content in Mozambique.
Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas, L.) is one of the important sources of carbohydrates and economic income in Mozambique. As with most of the food crops in Mozambique, it is usually produced by small-scale farmers under ...
Breeding investigations for development of specialty green maize hybrids.
Green maize (Zea mays L.) provides food security and cash income to rural households in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, research on green maize varieties is scarcely reported in the literature. Consequently there is ...