Participatory Yield Assessment of Climbing and Bush Beans under Different Management Options in Malawi
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Lulseged Tamene, Powell Mponela. (22/7/2015). Participatory Yield Assessment of Climbing and Bush Beans under Different Management Options in Malawi.
Common bean is the cheapest source of proteins for the rural poor who cannot afford to buy meat in Sub Saharan Africa. However, in Malawi, the average productivity over the last ten years stands at less than 0.5 Mg ha-1 despite having the potential of 2 Mg ha-1 under proper management and use of good seed. The study was initiated to demonstrate the effect of different management options on the yield of climbing and bush bean genotypes grown under smallholder farming systems.