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dc.contributor.authorAbele, S.
dc.contributor.authorTwine, Edgar E.
dc.contributor.authorNtawuruhunga, Pheneas
dc.contributor.authorTenywa, J.
dc.contributor.authorNampala, P.
dc.contributor.authorOkori, P.
dc.contributor.authorKyamuhangire, W.
dc.contributor.authorAdipala , E.
dc.contributor.authorTusiome, G.
dc.contributor.authorOdendo, M.
dc.contributor.authorObiero, H.
dc.contributor.authorOdenya, J.
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-07T11:26:06Z
dc.date.available2018-03-07T11:26:06Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationAbele, S., Ntawuruhanga, P., Odendo, M., Obiero, H., Twine, E. & Odenya, J. (2005). Effectiveness of breeding and disseminating cassava mosaic virus disease (CMD)-resistant cassava varieties in Western Kenya. Proceedings of the seventh African Crop Science Conference (p. 5-9). Kampala
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/91503
dc.description.abstractIn 1996, Cassava Mosaic Disease in Western Kenya depressed productivity and de-stabilized markets. The study assesses the effectiveness of breeding and disseminating CMD-resistant varieties in westernKenya by determining the extent of adoption and impact on farmers' income of the new varieties vis-àvis the level of investment in the program as well as the factors that influenced their adoption. Results show that the new varieties significantly increased production and marketing potential of cassava compared to the old varieties, despite the low level of investment in the breeding and dissemination system. This shows that the current cassava breeding and dissemination system is capable of reacting quickly and cost-effectively to CMD epidemics. However, an adoption rate of only 30 percent was realised. This was due to higher gains from competing crops like maize and beans in terms of cash income and productivity, and problems with the new varieties' attributes such as little drought resistance and long cropping cycles. High dry matter content, farm size, access to marketsand information, among others, significantly influenced adoption, with farmer-to-farmer propaganda being the most efficient means of dissemination.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectCASSAVA MOSAIC DISEASE
dc.subjectNEW VARIETIES
dc.subjectCASSAVA BREEDING AND DISSEMINATION SYSTEM
dc.subjectMARKETS
dc.subjectFARMER
dc.titleEffectiveness of breeding and disseminating CMDresistant cassava varieties in western Kenya
dc.description.versionPeer Review
dc.typeConference Proceedings
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR and developing country institute
cg.subject.iitaPESTS OF PLANTS
cg.subject.iitaPLANT BREEDING
cg.subject.iitaCASSAVA
cg.subject.iitaDISEASES CONTROL
cg.subject.iitaFARM MANAGEMENT
cg.subject.iitaFOOD SECURITY
cg.subject.iitaHANDLING, TRANSPORT, STORAGE AND PROTECTION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
cg.subject.iitaLIVELIHOODS
cg.subject.iitaMARKETS
cg.subject.iitaPLANT DISEASES
cg.subject.iitaPLANT PRODUCTION
cg.identifier.statusLimited Access
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture
cg.contributor.affiliationKenya Agricultural Research Institute
cg.coverage.regionAFRICA
cg.coverage.regionEAST AFRICA
cg.coverage.countryKENYA


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