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dc.contributor.authorSperling, L.
dc.contributor.authorMunyanesa, S
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-24T08:42:23Z
dc.date.available2014-09-24T08:42:23Z
dc.date.issued1995
dc.identifier.citationSperling, L; Munyanesa, S. 1995. Intensifying production among smallholder farmers: the impact of improved climbing beans in Rwanda. African Crop Science Journal 3(1) 117-125.
dc.identifier.issn2072-6589
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/43603
dc.description.abstractWhile bush beans ( Phaseolus vulgaris check for this species in other resources L.) have long been the protein staple of Rwandan agriculture, improved climbing beans have been introduced within the last 10 years, enabling farmers to intensify, stabilize and better stagger production. Through a 1992-3 nation-wide survey of 1050 households, conducted in both major growing seasons, this study examines the adoption of improved climbing beans across regions and potential user groups. Use of improved climbing beans, by 500,000 households, cross-cuts farm size, economic class and gender boundaries, and is most intensive among the more disadvantaged. Initial concerns with staking material, how to obtain and manage it, have posed relatively few problems for farmers, and the surprising plasticity of improved climbers has encouraged research to more closely determine soil fertility demands. Increased incidence of root rot ( Fusarium oxysporum check for this species in other resources ) and fear of reduced genetic variability on-farm have resulted in the Institut des Sciences Agronomique du Rwanda (ISAR's) adopting targeted pathogen screening procedures and releasing many new cultivars simultaneously. The success of improved climbers, bringing Rwanda an additional US$ 8 to 15 million per year, has stimulated promising R & D efforts in Kivu, Zaire and southern Burundi, and several other Eastern African regions have been identified as prime for climbing bean introduction.
dc.language.isoen
dc.sourceAfrican Crop Science Journal
dc.subjectPHASEOLUS VULGARIS
dc.subjectHIGH YIELDING VARIETIES
dc.subjectFUSARIUM OXYSPORUM
dc.subjectSMALL FARMS
dc.subjectINNOVATION ADOPTION
dc.subjectINTENSIFICATION
dc.subjectPHASEOLUS VULGARIS
dc.subjectVARIEDADES DE ALTO RENDIMIENTO
dc.subjectFUSARIUM OXYSPORUM
dc.subjectEXPLOTACIÓN EN PEQUEÑA ESCALA
dc.subjectADOPCIÓN DE INNOVACIONES
dc.subjectINTENSIFICACIÓN
dc.subjectRUANDA
dc.titleIntensifying production among smallholder farmers: The impact of improved climbing beans in Rwanda
dc.description.versionPeer-reviewed
dc.typeJournal Article
cg.subject.ciatBEANS
cg.subject.ciatGENDER AND EQUITY
cg.subject.ciatLAND USE
cg.subject.ciatLIVELIHOODS
cg.subject.ciatPESTS AND DISEASES
cg.subject.ciatPLANT BREEDING
cg.identifier.statusOpen Access
cg.identifier.urlhttp://www.bioline.org.br/request?cs95015
cg.isijournalISI Journal
cg.coverage.regionCENTRAL AFRICA
cg.coverage.regionEAST AFRICA
cg.coverage.countryBURUNDI
cg.coverage.countryCONGO, DR
cg.coverage.countryRWANDA


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