Varietal Adoption, Outcomes and Impact uri icon


  • Parallel to the preceding chapter, we synthesizethe results of Chapters 6?17 here. The focus ison outcomes and impacts. Outcomes centre onvarietal adoption and turnover; impacts refer tochanges in on-farm productivity, poverty andfood security. Hypotheses from Chapter 3 are revisitedat the end of each thematic section
  • This chapter focuses on the adoption and turnover of cultivars of crops, such as soyabean, maize, pigeon pea, wheat, cassava, rice, potato, barley, yam, groundnut, bean, sorghum, cowpea, pearl millet, chickpea, faba bean, lentil, sweet potato, banana and pea, in Africa South of Sahara. The changes in on-farm productivity, poverty and food security brought about by the adoption of improved cultivars are also discussed

publication date

  • 2015
  • 2015