Women’s participation along the cowpea value chain: The case of Eastern Province of Zambia

Gondwe Therese1*; Tegbaru; A1; Alamu E. Oladeji1; Khonje; M1; Manda; J1 ; Gaya,H1 1International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria. Corresponding author email: t.gondwe@cgiar.org Click to download This paper explores if thee is a the link between gender attributes of the farmers, different activities along the cowpea value chain and food security and poverty using recent cross-sectional data set of 120 farm households in Eastern Zambia. We used probit and endogenous switching probit regression models to account for both observed…

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Exploration of cultural norms and practices influencing the Ethiopian women’s participation

Exploration of cultural norms and practices influencing the Ethiopian women’s participation and benefits in capacity building along chickpea value chains: The case study of Ada and Ensaro districts Esther Njuguna-Mungai1; Millicent Liani1; Chris Ojiewo2 and Meseret Beyene3 1 ICRISAT-Nairobi, Kenya; ICRISAT-Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; 3Debre-Zeit Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopia Corresponding author email: E.Njuguna@cgiar.org Women in Africa continue to adopt high yielding varieties at low rates and therefore research on women’s adoption of agricultural technology remains critical.  However, reaching women farmers and…

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Sustainable Legume Business: a Public-Private Partnership experience from South Eastern Ethiopia

Tamiru Amanu1; Edward Baars2; Endalkachew Wolde-meskel1; Birhan Abdulkadir1; Theresa Ampadu-Boakye4; Ken Giller3; Fred Kanampiu4 1International Livestock Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; 2IITA-Abuja, Nigeria; 3Plant Production Systems Wageningen University, the Netherlands; 4IITA-Nairobi, Kenya. Lead author email: T.Amanu@cgiar.org Chickpea is a widely grown food grain legume in rotation with cereals and an important source of food and income. The chickpea value chain comprises diverse actors at different functional levels. Evidence indicates that it is characterized by weak chain coordination leading to poor…

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Expansion of rice-fallows in South Asia using Remote sensing data

Gumma MK1, Thenkbaail PS2, Teluguntla P2, Xiong J2, Mohammed I1 and Whitbread A1 1ICRISAT-Patancheru, India; 2U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Western Geographic Science Center, Flagstaff, AZ, USA. Lead author email:  m.gumma@cgiar.org Click to download Cereals and grain legumes are the most important part of human diet and nutrition. The rural population of low income groups in dry land areas of South Asia depends on these staples. Expansion of grain legumes with improved productivity to cater the growing population’s nutritional security is…

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Grain legume consumption patterns and demand

Catherine Larochelle1; Enid Katungi2; Xin Ning1; Zhen Cheng1; Kai Mauch3 and Arega Alene4 1Virginia Tech (VT); 2CIAT-Uganda; 3ICRISAT-Nairobi, Kenya and 4IITA-Malawi Corresponding author: e.katungi@cgiar.org Click to download The study estimates household food demand using a two-stage censored demand system with a focus on common bean in Uganda, chickpea in Ethiopia and cowpea in Nigeria. The analysis is based on nationally representative household survey data collected under the LSMS-ISA project led by the Development Research Group at the World Bank in…

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Development of tools, technologies and platforms for genotyping, sequencing and informatics in legumes

Rajeev K Varshney1; Aladdin Hamwieh2; Bodo Raatz3; Melaku Gedil4; Damaris Odeny5; Abhishek Rathore1; Michael Baum3; Shiv K Agrawal6; Steve Beebe3; Manuele Tamo5 1ICRISAT-Patancheru, India; 2ICARDA-Giza, Egypt; 3CIAT-Cali, Columbia; 4IITA-Ibadan, Nigeria; 5ICRISAT-Nairobi, Kenya; 6ICARDA-Rabat, Morocco; 5IITA-Cotonou, Republic of Benin Click to download As compared to major cereal crops, CRP mandated legume crops in general didn’t enjoy the availability of genomic resources until recently. As a result, only limited reports have been available on trait mapping and molecular breeding in the legume…

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Varietal adoption and seed use of faba bean in Ethiopia: implication for national seed system

Zewdie Bishaw1 and Dawit Alemu2 1ICARDA-Ethiopia; 2 Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Reasearch, Ethiopia Lead author email: 1z.bishaw@cgiar.org Click to download The paper presents the varietal adoption and seed use of faba bean-based on primary data collected from 370 faba bean producing farmers covering 19 districts in 13 major faba bean growing zones of Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR and Tigray regions. The adoption rate at household level indicates that 25.9% of the farmers are full adopters, 1.6% partial adopters, and the remaining…

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Effects of storage temperature and relative humidity on development of the Hard-to-Cook (HTC) defect in common beans and the subsequent cooking properties and nutrition changes

Valentine Wacu1, Elizabeth Namaemba1, Anselimo Makokha1, Daniel Njoroge1, Peter Kinyanjui1, Daniel Sila1, and Mercy Lung’aho2 1Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya; 2 CIAT-Nairobi, Kenya Corresponding author email: valwacu@gmail.com Grain legumes, especially common bean, are a staple food for people in many parts of the world. Their high content of protein, carbohydrates, fibre, minerals and vitamins make beans an excellent nutrient source. The dry seeds of P. vulgaris are…

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Heat tolerance in common bean derived from interspecific crosses

Jose Polania1, Nestor Chaves2, Juan Lobaton1, Cesar Cajiao1, Idupulapati Rao1, Bodo Raatz1, Stephen Beebe2 1International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Cali, Colombia; 2Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica Lead author email: j.a.polania@cgiar.org Click to download Many countries could experience unprecedented heat stress because of global climate change. Heat stress could affect negatively all stages of reproductive development in grain legumes. Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is the most important food legume, cultivated by small farmers and usually exposed…

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Effects of heat stress on physiology and reproductive biology of chickpea and lentil

Neeru Kaushal1, Kalpna Bhandari1, Rashmi Awasthi1, P.Gaur2, Vincent Vadez2, Shiv Kumar3, Neil Turner4, Kadambot Siddique4,  and Harsh Nayyar1 1Department of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India; 2ICRISAT-Patancheru, India; 3ICARDA, Morocco; 4The UWA Institute of Agriculture, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia. Click to download Rising temperatures or global warming will be detrimental for various crops. Chickpea and lentil are two vital winter-season legumes; their production has been found to be seriously constrained by an increase in temperature during the reproductive…

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