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  1. 1999-01-01 This book reports on a study visit that exposed seed experts and smallholder seed producers from east and southern Africa to an advanced seed production system, such as that in Zimbabwe, which would equip them with the experience and knowledge necessary to formulate strategies likely to have a...  
  2. Agriculture in Africa Rural Communities-Crops and Soils is a basic introduction to principples of crop physiology and practices of crop husbandry. The book recognises the realities of traditional subsistence farming but introduces improved methods. As well as details of plant requirements, and...  
  3. The editors of this volume hope that the proceedings will act as a catalyst to stimulate thinking and action among researchers interested in neem improvement. It is encourageing to note that the work plan for seed exchange developed during the conference is already being implemented and that...  
  4. Readers will survey the challenges of decreasing per-capita food production in Sub-Saharan Africa with a multidisciplinary team of soil scientists, agronomists, economists, anthropologists, and foresters. The book begins with the conceptual approach of investing in natural resource capital,...  
  5. 1997-01-01 The worship emphasized the need to carry out more research into Afric's own crops rather than finding ways to produce more exotic crops in a hostile environment. Three working groups were established and were asked to prioritise actions required in the near future and to advise on a policy to be...  
  6. Cassava is Africa's "poverty fighter" and second most important food crop. This book discusses Cassava's real role and traces research over the past 65 years. The "Cassava transformation" that is now underway in Africa has changed this traditional, reserve crop to a high-yield cash crop. However,...  
  7. This resource pack, consisting of a paperback and VHS-format videos, presents a creative and constructive training approach to drought preparedness and sustainable development in at-risk communities. It constitutes an innovative effort to move the practice of drought mitigation beyond “ classic...  
  8. Volume 2 looks at Africa in the twentieth centry. Taking each region in turn, it covers themes and events as diverse as: the development of European colonial administration and resistance to it, the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, the liberation struggles in Southern Africa, Africa's role in two...  
  9. Africa's needs have been laid bare to the world and many have felt the strong pull of compassion. But few understand the future of the continent's problems and offer hope for solving them. The pages which follow are designed to correct that situation, to help people understand Africa's problems,...  
  10. This report is the result of one year's collaboration between the Centre for Development Co-operation Services (CDCS) of the Free University of Amsterdam, the International Institute for Environment and Development, London, and the Soil Conservation Research Program, Addis Ababa. It compiles the...