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The importance of inspection and certification in sustainable production of cassava in East Africa

a case for Uganda and Rwanda

Mukasa, Settumba B. and Nduwumuremyi, Athanase and Alexandersson, Erik (2019). The importance of inspection and certification in sustainable production of cassava in East Africa. Uppsala: (NL, NJ) > Dept. of Crop Production Ecology, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. AgriFoSe2030 Report ; 18
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Abstract

In East Africa, cassava productivity has declined in the last 20 years, yet the crop has a great potential to significantly contribute to food security and incomes for the subsistence farmers. The crop is tolerant to poor soil conditions and is resilient to the vagaries of drought and climate change. Several case studies in the East African region and in Uganda and Rwanda in particular, have highlighted the key challenges to cassava production and productivity. The production challenges are associated with the increased prevalence of pests and diseases, lack of quality (pathogen-tested) planting material, ill-defined seed system structure and lack of statutory regulations to guide the cassava seed value chain. In general, available seed and plant regulations in the region is tailored for grain crops including cereals and legumes. Seed regulations for vegetatively propagated crops like cassava are however lacking in the region. Functional cassava seed systems, guided by explicit regulations, would ensure development and promotion of appropriate varieties, relevant inspection and certification regimes. In this report, we provide key intervention areas that can strengthen a sustainable cassava seed system that ensures availability of quality planting material in adequate quantities at the time of planting. Emphasis has been put on aspects that can guide policy development to support sustainable cassava seed systems and viable cassava value chains for food and income security.

Authors/Creators:Mukasa, Settumba B. and Nduwumuremyi, Athanase and Alexandersson, Erik
Title:The importance of inspection and certification in sustainable production of cassava in East Africa
Subtitle:a case for Uganda and Rwanda
Year of publishing :2019
Number:18
Number of Pages:14
Place of Publication:Uppsala
Publisher:SLU Global, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
ISBN for electronic version:978-91-576-9683-0
Language:English
Publication Type:Report
Article category:Other scientific
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 405 Other Agricultural Sciences > Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use
Keywords:cassava, Uganda, Rwanda
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-103614
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-103614
ID Code:16569
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Crop Production Ecology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:23 Jan 2020 14:22
Metadata Last Modified:23 Jan 2020 14:22

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