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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.

Shaping, adapting and reserving the right to play: Responding to uncertainty in high quality cassava flour value chains in Nigeria

This paper aims to explain why the high quality cassava flour (HQCF) value chain in Nigeria has not performed as well as expected.

Published by: Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies, Year: 2017, Pages: 24, File type: External link (436 KB)

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Unusual occurrence of a DAG motif in the Ipomovirus Cassava brown streak virus and implications for its vector transmission

The aim of this study was to characterise cassava brown streak virus whole genomes from symptomatic cassava plants sampled in Kenya.

Published by: PLOS One, Year: 2017, Pages: 22, File type: External link (5.9 MB)

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Rapid analyses of dry matter content and carotenoids in fresh cassava roots using a portable visible and near infrared spectrometer (Vis/NIRS)

This study developed calibration models for dry matter content (DMC) and carotenoids in fresh cassava roots using a portable Vis/NIRS system.

Published by: PLOS One, Year: 2017, Pages: 17, File type: External link (1,366 KB )

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Limited effect of organic matter on soil available water capacity

This study includes meta‐analysis from 60 published studies and large databases to seek relations between organic carbon and water content at saturation, field capacity, wilting point and available water capacity.

Published by: European Journal of Soil Science, Year: 2017, Pages: 9, File type: (786 KB)

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Improving crop yield and nutrient use efficiency via biofertilisation: a global meta-analysis

This study includes a meta-analysis to quantify the benefits of biofertilisers in terms of yield increase, nitrogen and phosphorus use efficiency.

Published by: Frontiers in Plant Science, Year: 2017, Pages: 13, File type: External link (8,130 KB)

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Cassava brown streak disease in Rwanda, the associated viruses and disease phenotypes

This study is the first to report the occurrence and distribution of both cassava brown streak virus and Ugandan cassava brown streak virus based on molecular techniques in Rwanda.

Published by: Plant Pathology, Year: 2017, Pages: 11, File type: External link (700 KB)

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Species-complex diversification and host-plant associations in Bemisia tabaci: a plant-defence, detoxification perspective revealed by RNA-Seq analyses

This article aims to identify macroevolution patterns in the relationships between generalists and their host plants that have the potential to promote diversification.

Published by: Molecular Ecology, Year: 2017, Pages: 16, File type: External link (1,618 KB)

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Cassava brown streak disease: historical timeline, current knowledge, future prospects

This review reflects on 80 years of cassava brown streak disease research history (1936–2016) with a timeline of key events.

Published by: Molecular Plant Pathology, Year: 2017, Pages: 13 , File type: External link (592 KB)

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Post-epidemic cassava mosaic disease status in Uganda

This academic poster outlines a study conducted in 2014 to determine the status of cassava mosaic disease in Uganda.

Published by: Cassava Diagnostics Project, Year: 2016, Pages: 1, File type: PDF (1,982 KB)

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Cassava mosaic disease: symptom recognition, distribution and management

This brochure provides background on cassava mosaic disease with a focus on Zambia.

Published by: Cassava Diagnostics Project, Year: 2016, Pages: 1, File type: PDF (226 KB)

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