Varietal Adoption, Outcomes and Impact
Walker, Thomas S.
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This chapter focuses on the adoption and turnover of cultivars of crops, such as soyabean, maize, pigeon pea, wheat, cassava, rice, potato, barley, yam, groundnut, bean, sorghum, cowpea, pearl millet, chickpea, faba bean, lentil, sweet potato, banana and pea, in Africa South of Sahara. The changes in on-farm productivity, poverty and food security brought about by the adoption of improved cultivars are also discussed.