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Assessing the importance of agricultural and tree biodiversity in dryland production systems
Bioversity International and partners are investigating what biodiversity is used and valued by rural households for food and agriculture in three dryland regions – W.Africa & the Sahel, Eastern and Southern Africa and South Asia.
Africa RISING in Mali: Concept note and work plans for 2013
Presentation of Africa RISING in Mali: Concept note and work plans for 2013
Release of 1 or 2 stable soybean varieties in each region
Twelve genotypes were planted at two sites in Malawi, Dowa and Nkotakota, under zero phosphorus application and at 24 kg/ha phosphorus application. Due to the severe drought, trials at Nkotakota were written off. The results ...
Parklands for buffering climate risk and sustaining agricultural production in the Sahel of West Africa
In the Sahelian zone of West Africa, crops grown under a discontinuous cover of scattered trees dominate many landscapes and constitute the so-called parklands. These systems reflect the ecological knowledge of the farmers ...
Africa Rising Mali report on Year 1 (2012)
Presentation of Africa Rising Mali report on Year 1 (2012)
Assessing participatory processes and outcomes in agricultural research for development from participants' perspectives
To analyze the experiences of farmers involved in a participatory plant breeding project in West Africa, we develop a two-dimensional framework for evaluating the process and outcomes of participatory agricultural research ...
No need to breed for enhanced colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to improve low-P adaptation of West African sorghums
Aims Western Africa (WA) sorghums are predominantly cultivated under low plant available phosphorus (P) soil conditions with a diverse population of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) present. This study aims to determine ...
Combining ability patterns among West African pearl millet landracesand prospects for pearl millet hybrid breeding
Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.) is an important hybrid crop in India. However, to date limitedpearl millet hybrid development has been undertaken in West Africa (WA), which is the center of pearlmillet origin ...
The potential economic impact of guinea-race sorghum hybrids in Mali: Comparing research paradigms
Rural Malians who grow dryland crops depend on sorghum as a primary food staple. Despite steady advances in sorghum research, in this risk-prone environment, achieving major gains in national sorghum yields has posed a ...
Strategic Research : Gender Workshop
Notes on strategic research topics which was discussed at the Gender workshop.