Crop Improvement, Adoption, and Impact of Improved Varieties in Food Crops in Sub-Saharan Africa

Hardback
December 2015
9781780644011
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    4th December 2015
  • ISBN 9781780644011
  • Language English
  • Pages 478 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
$271.90

Following on from the CGIAR study by Evenson and Gollin (published by CABI in 2003), this volume provides up-to-date estimates of adoption outcomes and productivity impacts of crop variety improvement research in sub-Saharan Africa. The book reports on the results of the DIIVA Project that focussed on the varietal generation, adoption and impact for 20 food crops in 30 countries. It also compares adoption outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa to those in South Asia, and guides future efforts for global agricultural research.

Part 1: Background
1. The Importance of Generating and Documenting Varietal Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
2. Investments in and Impacts of Crop Improvement Research in Africa
3. Relevant Concepts and Hypotheses in Assessing the Performance of Food Crop Improvement in Sub-Saharan Africa
4. Coverage, Data and Methods in Assessing the Performance of Food Crop Improvement in Sub-Saharan Africa
5. Genetic Improvement of the Crops in the 1998 Initiative: Historical Context and Exploratory Analysis

Part 2: Analysing Varietal Generation, Adoption and Turnover in Food Crops in SSA
6. The Effectiveness of Crop Improvement Programmes from the Perspectives of Varietal Output and Adoption: Cassava, Cowpea, Soybean and Yam in Sub-Saharan Arica and Maize in West and Central Africa
7. Assessing the Effectiveness of Agricultural R&D for Groundnut, Pearl Millet, Pigeonpea and Sorghum in West and Central Africa and East and Southern Africa
8. The Performance of Bean Improvement Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa from the Perspectives of Varietal Output and Adoption
9. The Effectiveness of Potato and Sweetpotato Improvement Programmes from the Perspectives of Varietal Output and Adoption in Sub-Saharan Africa
10. Evaluating the Key Aspects of the Performance of Genetic Improvement in Priority Food Crops and Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Rice
11. Assessing the Effectiveness of Maize and Wheat Improvement from the Perspectives of Varietal Output and Adoption in East and Southern Africa
12. Varietal Output and Adoption in Barley, Chickpea, Faba Bean, Field Pea and Lentil in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sudan
13. Scientific Strength in Rice Improvement Programmes, Varietal Outputs and Adoption of Improved Varieties in South Asia
14. Analysing Scientific Strength and Varietal Generation, Adoption and Turnover in Peninsular India: The Case of Sorghum, Pearl Millet, Chickpea, Pigeonpea and Groundnut

Part 3: Assessing Impact
15. Maize Technologies and Rural Poverty Reduction in Ethiopia
16. Impacts of Improved Bean Varieties on Poverty and Food Security in Uganda and Rwanda
17. The Diffusion and Impact of Improved Food Crop Varieties in Sub-Saharan Africa

Part 4: Syntheses and Lessons Learned about How to Carry Out Future Research
18. Varietal Generation and Output
19. Varietal Adoption, Outcomes and Impact
20. Validating Adoption Estimates Generated by Expert Opinion and Assessing the Reliability of Adoption Estimates with Different Methods
21. Implications for Monitoring Progress and Assessing Impacts

Tomas S. Walker

Tomas S. Walker

Jeffrey R. Alwang

Jeffrey R. Alwang