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Welcome to the AgShare.Today Resource Centre

The AgShare.Today Resource Centre brings together a collection of resources related to agriculture. These include open access scientific journals and best practice guides that can be used for background reading and to support research initiatives. The AgShare Featured Resource showcases a new document each month that the AgShare team recommends to all members.

Molecular biodiversity of cassava begomoviruses in Tanzania

This study describes the molecular diversity of seven representative cassava mosaic geminiviruses (CMGs) infecting cassava from multiple locations in Tanzania.

Published by: BioMed Central, Year: 2005, Pages: 23, File type: External link (7,591 KB)

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Upscaling sustainable clean seed yam production systems for small-scale growers in Kogi State, Nigeria

This report highlights the provision of funds to small-scale yam growers to obtain a good crop yield, sell surplus planting material and repay the loan obtained from the fund set up. 

Published by: DFID, Year: 2005, Pages: 1, File type: External link (175KB)

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Impact of integrated crop management (ICM) on chickpea production in Nepal

This article highlights the benefits of the use of a fungal-resistant chickpea variety, nitrogen-fixing soil bacteria and synthetic pesticides. These benefits included increased income, debt repayment and notable lifestyle improvement.

Published by: DFID, Year: 2004, Pages: 1, File type: External link (123KB)

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Impact of improved IPM practices for banana diseases and pests in Uganda

This article highlights the benefits brought about by an integrated pest management (IPM) package of the combined availability of disease-resistant and pest-free banana planting material and crop-management guidance. These benefits include increased income, access to communication and transport.

Published by: DFID, Year: 2004, Pages: 1, File type: External link (140KB)

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Improved food crops marketing through appropriate transport for poor farmers in Uganda: ergonomics considerations

This study examined the impact of introducing animal-drawn carts on the livelihoods of participating farmers.

Published by: Dave O’Neill Associates, Year: 2004, Pages: 44, File type: PDF (1.04 MB)

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Rice blast in West Africa: characterisation of pathogen diversity, key screening sites and host resistance

This document covers the proceedings of a stakeholder workshop on rice blast. A range of themes were covered in this workshop: (1) Breeding for blast resistance and the process of varietal diffusion; (2) DFID-CPP Blast project activities and outputs; (3) Blast disease management in some West African countries. Outputs under each of these themes included reports and full papers.

Published by: The Africa Rice Center (WARDA), Year: 2004, Pages: 158, File type: PDF (1.62 MB)

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Rice blast in West Africa: characterisation of pathogen diversity, key screening sites and host resistance

This document presents workshop proceedings on rice blast in West Africa. It covers breeding for resistance, screening strategies for durable resistance, blast management and impact assessment of agricultural technology.

 

Published by: The Africa Rice Center, Year: 2004, Pages: 158, File type: PDF (1.62 MB)

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Diatomaceous earths as grain protectants in Tanzania

This report focuses on diatomaceous earths and how they can be used for grain storage protection.

Published by: Natural Resources Institute, Year: 2004, Pages: 27, File type: PDF (347 KB)

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Promoting crop and weed management technologies to farmers in Zimbabwe

This short report highlights a ‘learning by doing’ approach to promoting research outputs to farmers in Zimbabwe. Farmers were able to test methodologies and feed back their assessments to extension agents.

Published by: DFID, Year: 2004, Pages: 1, File type: External link

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Cassava virus disease in Africa

This review describes recent progress in research on CMGs and CBSV in sub-Saharan Africa, examines the dynamic nature of their status, and provides insights into the major control initiatives that are required to tackle them.

Published by: Plant virology in sub-Saharan Africa, Year: 2003, Pages: 37, File type: External link (400 KB)

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