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Assessing Nutritional Diversity of Cropping Systems in African Villages
Background In Sub-Saharan Africa, 40% of children under five years in age are chronically undernourished. As new investments and attention galvanize action on African agriculture to reduce hunger,Expand
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Nematode distribution and damage to yam in central and eastern Uganda
Yams (Dioscorea spp.) are food crops of growing significance in sub Saharan Africa. Unfortunately, nematodes are major pests to their production. A study was undertaken in major yam growing areas ofExpand
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Nitrogen-neutrality: a step towards sustainability
We propose a novel indicator measuring one dimension of the sustainability of an entity in modern societies: Nitrogen-neutrality. N-neutrality strives to offset Nr releases an entity exerts on theExpand
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Socio-economic constraints to the production processing and marketing of sweetpotato in Kumi District, Uganda.
Kumi District is one of the major sweet potato growing area of Uganda, and the crop is grown both as a cash crop and for food security. Although sweet potato is very important in the food system,Expand
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DaMage tO YaM (DIOSCOREA sPP.) BY ROOt-KnOt neMatODe (MELOIDOGYNE sPP.) UnDeR FIeLD anD stORage cOnDItIOns In UganDa
Mudiope J., D. L. Coyne, E. Adipala and H. A. L. Talwana. 2012. Damage to yam (Dioscorea spp.) by root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne spp.) under field and storage conditions in Uganda. NematropicaExpand
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Exploring new metrics: Nutritional diversity of cropping systems
1 The Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York, NY, USA 2 Leuven Sustainable Earth Research Center at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium 3 Institute of Evolutionary Biology andExpand
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Monoxenic culture of Pratylenchus sudanensis on carrot disks, with evidence of differences in reproductive rates between geographical isolates
Sterile carrot disks have been used successfully for monoxenic culture of root lesion nematodes such as Pratylenchus brachyurus (Moody et al., 1973) and P. vulnus (Townson & Lear, 1982), and excisedExpand
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Enhancing Productivity and Market Access for Key Staples in the EAC Region: An Economic Analysis of Biophysical and Market Potential
In this chapter, we show how the current crop areas under three key staples—rice, maize, and beans—could be better aligned with the crop suitabilities that are inherent in the East African CommunityExpand