Cassava yield loss in farmer fi elds was mainly caused by low soil fertility and suboptimal management practices in two provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo

@inproceedings{Kintcha2017CassavaYL,
  title={Cassava yield loss in farmer fi elds was mainly caused by low soil fertility and suboptimal management practices in two provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo},
  author={K. Kintch{\'e}a and S. Hauserb and N. M. Mahungua and A. Ndondaa and S. Lukomboa and N. Nhamoc and V. N. E. Uzokwed and M. Yomenie and J. Ngamitsharaf and B. Ekokog and M. Mbalaf and C. Akemb and P. Pypersh and K. P. Matungulua and A. Kehbilaa and B. Vanlauweh},
  year={2017}
}
  • K. Kintchéa, S. Hauserb, +13 authors B. Vanlauweh
  • Published 2017
A better understanding of the factors that contribute to low cassava yields in farmers’ fields is required to guide the formulation of cassava intensification programs. Using a boundary line approach, we analysed the contribution of soil fertility, pest and disease infestation and farmers’ cultivation practices to the cassava yield gap in Kongo Central (KC) and Tshopo (TSH) provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Data were obtained by monitoring 42 and 37 farmer-managed cassava fields… CONTINUE READING

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