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Determinants of Adopting Imazapyr-Resistant Maize Technologies and its Impact on Household Income in Western Kenya
This paper is an output from a PhD study funded by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), in Ibadan, Nigeria, through a research grant received from AATF, which is alsoExpand
Determinants of adopting imazapyr-resistant maize for Striga control in Western Kenya: A double-hurdle approach
Discussions and debates have been on going about Striga , a major constraint to increasing maize production and food security in western Kenya. To inform these debates this paper applies econometricsExpand
Begomovirus disease complex: emerging threat to vegetable production systems of West and Central Africa
A close relationship between the begomoviruses infecting pepper and tomato and A. conyzoides and the detection of the same alphasatellite in them support the idea that weeds are important reservoirs for begomviruses and their satellites. Expand
Improving the speed of adoption of agricultural technologies and farm performance through farmer groups: evidence from the Great Lakes region of Africa
The article examines the effect of membership in farmer groups (MFG) on adoption lag of agricultural technologies and farm performance in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. We useExpand
Adoption of a New Maize and Production Efficiency in Western Kenya
Declining yields of maize as a result of Striga infestation has necessitated a new technology known as Imazapyr-resistant maize (IRM) to contain the problem. As a result, research and developmentExpand
Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa: Effectiveness of a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional team-work
The overall goal of the five year project “Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa” (YIIFSWA) funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and led by the InternationalExpand
Ex-ante Economic Analysis of Biological Control of Coconut Mite in Benin
Introduction Coconut (Cocos nucifera Beccari) is the main source of cash income for farmers in the coastal belt of Benin. Oleke, Manyong, Hanna, and Isinika (2010) reported that coconut contributesExpand
Economic analysis of seed yam production systems in Nigeria
New seed yam systems from minisetts, minitubers and vine cuttings have been developed for yam production to supplant the traditional systems, which have proven inefficient and costly. The newExpand