Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 1. Cereals and Pulses

  title={Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 1. Cereals and Pulses},
  author={Patrick Van Damme},
Non-timber forest products (NTFP) have stirred the imagination of conservationists and proponents of sustainable development for at least two decades. During the same period the certification of sustainable forest management plans for timber has expanded (e.g., Forest Stewardship Council = FSC), as have other types of certification (e.g., organic, fair trade etc.). The marriage of certification and NTFPs started a decade ago and has expanded enthusiastically since, with some stirring successes… 

Sources of Economically Valuable Features for Selection of Vigna (Cowpea) in Conditions of Absheron Peninsula

  • A. Asadova
  • Geography
    Agricultural Science Digest - A Research Journal
  • 2020
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Breeding for promiscuous soybeans at IITA

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Sweet Annual Lupins (Lupinus spp.); Their Adaptability and Productivity in Different Agro-ecological Zones of Ethiopia

This study showed that there is a high potential to cultivate sweet annual lupins in the traditional lupin growing areas of Ethiopia and that sweet blue l upin cultivars can better adapt in both mid and high altitude lupIn growing locations of Ethiopia.

Evaluation of improved Tef (Eragrostis tef L.) varieties in konso area, Southern Ethiopia

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  • M. Tadele
  • Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare
  • 2020
Faba bean is one of the oldest crops grown in Ethiopia. It is used as a source of protein in human diets, as fodder and a forage crop for animals and for soil fertility improvement. Its production in


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Chickpea is one of the most important staple pulse crops in Ethiopia. However, its growth is constrained by a number of problems out of which fertilizer rates and varieties are the most important

Making rice genomics work for Africa.

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