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Securing the harvest : biotechnology, breeding, and seed systems for African crops

Author: Joseph DeVries; Gary H Toenniessen
Publisher: Wallingford, Oxon, UK ; New York, NY, USA : CABI Pub., ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work provides a critical assessment of the ways in which breakthroughs in biotechnology, participatory plant breeding, and seed systems can be broadly employed in developing and delivering more crop varieties in Africa's diverse environment.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph DeVries; Gary H Toenniessen
ISBN: 0851995640 9780851995649
OCLC Number: 46576562
Description: xvi, 208 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1: Biotechnology, Breeding and Seed Systems for African Crops: Re-thinking a 10,000-year-old challenge 1: Introduction and Summary 2: The Challenge 3: The Roots of Hunge 4: Breeding - Between an Art and a Science 5: Biotechnology: Expanded Possibilities 6: Seed Systems: Reaching the Poor in Numbers 7: Conclusions Part 2: Exploring New Strategies for Improving Africa's Food Crops 8: Maize 9: Sorghum 10: Pearl Millet 11: Rice 12: Cowpea 13: Cassava 15: Banana
Responsibility: Joseph DeVries and Gary Toenniessen.
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