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Agro-Ecological Intensification of Agricultural Systems in the African Highlands

by Bernard Vanlauwe, Piet van Asten & Guy Blomme

There is an urgent need to increase agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa in a sustainable and economically-viable manner. Transforming risk-averse smallholders into business-oriented producers that...


Achieving sustainable cultivation of cassava Volume 2

by Dr Clair H. Hershey, Q. Ma, Clovis Arruda de Souza & Cileide Maria Medeiros Coelho et al.

Originating in South America, cassava is grown in over 100 countries around the world. It is the third most important source of calories in the tropics after rice and maize. Its caloric value, as well as its...


Achieving sustainable cultivation of cassava Volume 1

by Dr Clair H. Hershey, Prof. Marney Pascoli Cereda, Dr Aurélie Bechoff & Kuakoon Piyachomkwan et al.

Originating in South America, cassava is now grown in over 100 countries around the world. It is the third most important source of calories in the tropics after rice and maize. Its caloric value, as well as...


Innovation Africa: Enriching Farmers' Livelihoods

by Pascal C Sanginga, Ann Waters-Bayer & Susan Kaaria

Agricultural research, extension and education can contribute greatly to enhancing agricultural production in a sustainable way and to reducing poverty in the developing world, but achievements have generally...


Tropical Fruit Tree Diversity: Good practices for in situ and on-farm conservation

by Bhuwon Sthapit, Hugo A.H. Lamers & V. Ramanatha Rao

Farmers have developed a range of agricultural practices to sustainably use and maintain a wide diversity of crop species in many parts of the world. This book documents good practices innovated by farmers...


Beyond Tropical Deforestation

by Didier Babin

Does the diagnosis of irreversible destruction of both forests and their biodiversity actually mask a wide range of patterns? Based on the results of natural and social scientists, this book attempts to answer...


Tropical Plant Breeding

by André Charrier, Michel Jacquot, Serge Hamon & Dominique Nicolas

Important advances in tropical plant breeding achieved by French research teams of Cirad, Inra and Ird, in collaboration with counterpart staff in tropical countries, are reviewed in the present publication....