1. Highlighted– indicates author with IITA affiliation.
  2. Highlighted– indicates Journal or Article with Open Access.
  3. Beall’s List – indicates predatory scholarly open-access journals and publishers.
  4. Listed in order of Impact Factor (2015)


AUTHOR(S) PUBLICATION TITLE PUB. SOURCE PUB. TYPE IMPACT FACTOR (Thomson’s Journal Citation Report 2015) THOMSON(In/Not In) BEALL’S LIST (predatory scholarly open access journals/publishers)
Ramu, P., Esuma, W., Kawuki, R., Rabbi, I. Y., Egesi, C., Bredeson, J. V., Bart, R., Verma, J., Buckler, E. S. & Lu, F. Cassava haplotype map highlights fixation of deleterious mutations during clonal propagation. Nature Genetics. 2017, 1— 7.

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(ISSN: 1061-4036)

Article 31.616 IN
Sosef, M. S., Dauby, G., Blach-Overgaard, A., van der Burgt, X., Catarino, L., Damen, T., Deblauwe, V., Dessein, S., Dransfield, J., Droissart, V., Duarte, M. C., Engledow, H., Fadeur, G., Figueira, R., Gereau, R. E., Hardy, O. J., Harris, D. J., de Heij, J., Janssens, S., Klomberg, Y., Ley, A. C., Mackinder, B. A., Meerts, P., van de Poel, J. L., Sonke, B., Stevart, T., Stoffelen, P.,Svenning, J. C., Sepulchre, P., Zaiss, R., Wieringa, J. J. & Couvreur, T. L. Exploring the floristic diversity of tropical Africa. BMC Biology. 15:15, 2017. 1— 23.


(ISSN: 1741-7007)

Article 6.967 IN
Asfaw, A., Ambachew, D., Shah, T. & Blair, M. W. Trait associations in diversity panels of the two common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) gene pools grown under well-watered and water-stress conditions. Frontiers in Plant Science. 8(733), 2017. 1— 15.

(ISSN: 1664-462X)

Article 4.495 IN
Bisaga, M., Lowe, M., Hegarty, M., Abberton, M. & Ravagnani, A. Deep sequencing of suppression subtractive hybridisation drought and recovery libraries of the non-model crop Trifolium repens L.


Frontiers in Plant Science. 8:213, 2017. 1—39.

(ISSN: 1664-462X)

Article 4.495 IN
Boahen, S., Savala, C. E., Chikoye, D. & Abaidoo, R. Growth and yield responses of cowpea to inoculation and phosphorus fertilization in different environments. Frontiers in Plant Science. 8(646), 2017. 1— 13.


(ISSN: 1664-462X)

Article 4.495 IN
Korir, H., Mungai, N. W., Thuita, M., Hamba, Y. & Masso, C. Co-inoculation effect of rhizobia and plant growth promoting rhizobacteria on common bean growth in a low phosphorus soil. Frontiers in Plant Science. 8:141, 2017. 1—10.


(ISSN: 1664-462X)

Article 4.495 IN
MacCarthy, D. S., Adiku, S. G. K., Freduah, B. S., Gbefo, F. & Kamara, A. Using CERES-maize and ENSO as decision support tools to evaluate climate-sensitive farm management practices for maize production in the northern regions of Ghana. Frontiers in Plant Science. 8(31), 2017. 1— 13.

(ISSN: 1664-462X)

Article 4.495 IN
Mukhongo, R. W., Tumuhairwe, J. B., Ebanyat, P., Abdelgadir, A. H., Thuita, M. & Masso, C. Combined application of biofertilizers and inorganic nutrients improves sweet potato yields. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8:219, 2017. 1— 17.

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(ISSN: 1664-462X)

Article 4.495 IN
Samireddypalle, A., Boukar, O., Grings, E. E., Fatokun, C., Kodukula, P., Devulapalli, R., Okike, I. & Blummel, M. Cowpea and groundnut haulms fodder trading and its lessons for multidimensional cowpea improvement for mixed crop livestock systems in West Africa. Frontiers in Plant Science. 8(30), 2017. 1— 9.


(ISSN: 1664-462X)

Article 4.495 IN
Onyilo, F., Tusiime, G., Chen, L. H., Falk, B., Stergiopoulos, L., Tripathi, J., Tushemereirwe, W. K., Kubiriba, J., Changa, C. M. & Tripathi, L. Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation of Pseudocercospora fijiensis to determine the role of PfHog1 in osmotic stress regulation and virulence modulation. Frontiers in Microbiology. 8(830), 2017. 1— 13.


(ISSN: 1664-302X)

Article 4.165 IN
Hutton, M. O., Leach, A., Leip, A., Galloway, J. N., Bekunda, M., Sullivan, C. & Lesschen, J. P. Toward a nitrogen footprint calculator for Tanzania. Environmental Research Letters, 12, 2017. 1— 12.


(ISSN: 1748-9326)

Article 4.134 IN
Pidon, H., Ghesquiere, A., Cheron, S., Issaka, S., Hebrard, E., Sabot, F., Kolade, O., Silue, D. & Albar, L. Fine mapping of RYMV3: a new resistance gene to Rice yellow mottle virus from Oryza glaberrima. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 130, 2017. 807— 818.

(ISSN: 0040-5752)

Article 3.900 IN
Suzuki, K., Matsunaga, R., Hayashi, K., Matsumoto, N., Tobita, S., Bationo, A. & Okada, K. Effects of long-term application of mineral and organic fertilizers on dynamics of nitrogen pools in the sandy soil of the Sahel region, Niger. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment. 242, 2017. 76— 88.
(ISSN: 0167-8809)
Article 3.564 IN
Udomkun, P., Wiredu, A., Nagle, M., Bandyopadhyay, R., Muller, J. & Vanlauwe, B. Mycotoxins in Sub-Saharan Africa: present situation, socio-economic impact, awareness, and outlook. Food Control. 72, 2017. 110— 122.

(ISSN: 0956-7135).

Article 3.388 IN
Udomkun, P., Wiredu, A., Nagle, M., Muller, J., Vanlauwe, B. & Bandyopadhyay, R. Innovative technologies to manage aflatoxins in foods and feeds and the profitability of application – a review. Food Control. 76, 2017. 127—138.

(ISSN: 0956-7135)

Article 3.388 IN
Murithi, H., Haudenshield, J., Beed, F. +., Mahuku, G., Joosten, M. H. & Hartman, G. L. Virulence diversity of Phakopsora pachyrhizi isolates from east Africa compared to a geographically diverse collection. Plant Disease. 2017, 1— 29.

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(ISSN: 0191-2917)

Article 3.192 IN
Arnau, G., Bhattacharjee, R., Sheela, M.N., Chair, H., Malapa, R., Lebot, V., Abraham, K., Perrier, X., Petro, D., Penet, L. & Pavis, C.  Understanding the genetic diversity and population structure of yam (Dioscorea alata L.) using microsatellite markers. PLoS ONE, 12(3): e0174150, 2017. 1— 17.

(ISSN: 1932-6203)

Article 3.057 IN
Bubici, G., Carluccio, A. V., Stavolone, L. & Cillo, F. Prosystemin overexpression induces transcriptional modifications of defense-related and receptor-like kinase genes and reduces the susceptibility to Cucumber mosaic virus and its satellite RNAs in transgenic tomato plants. PLoS ONE. 12(2): e0171902, 2017. 1— 15.

(ISSN: 1932-6203)

Article 3.057 IN
Hermans, F., Sartas, M., Van Schagen, B., Van Asten, P. & Schut, M. Social network analysis of multi-stakeholder platforms in agricultural research for development: opportunities and constraints for innovation and scaling. PLoS ONE. 12(2), 2017. 1—21.

(ISSN: 1932-6203)

Article 3.057 IN
Janssen, T., Karssen, G., Topalovic, O., Coyne, D. & Bert, W. Integrative taxonomy of root-knot nematodes reveals multiple independent origins of mitotic parthenogenesis. PLoS ONE, 12(3): e0172190, 2017. 1— 31.

(ISSN: 1932-6203)

Article 3.057 IN
Van Campenhout, B., Vandevelde, S., Walukano, W. & Van Asten, P. Agricultural extension messages using video on portable devices increased knowledge about seed selection, storage and handling among smallholder potato farmers in southwestern Uganda. PLoS ONE. 12(1), 2017: e0169557. 1— 17.

(ISSN: 1932-6203)

Article 3.057 IN
Muthoni, F. K., Guo, Z., Bekunda, M., Sseguya, H., Kizito, F., Baijukya, F. & Hoeschle-Zeledon, I. Sustainable recommendation domains for scaling agricultural technologies in Tanzania. Land Use Policy. 66, 2017. 34— 48.

(ISSN: 0264-8377)

Article 2.768 IN
Pontes, J. S., Oehl, F., Pereira, C. D., Machado, C. T., Coyne, D., da Silva, D. K. & Maia, L. C. Diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the Brazilian’s Cerrado and in soybean under conservation and conventional tillage. Applied Soil Ecology. 117-118, 2017. 178— 189.

(ISSN: 0929-1393)

Article 2.670 IN
Assfaw Wossen, T., Abdoulaye, T., Alene, A., Feleke, S., Ricker-Gilbert, J., Manyong, V. & Awotide, B. A. Productivity and welfare effects of Nigeria’s e-voucher-based input subsidy program. World Development. 2017. 1— 15.

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(ISSN: 0305-750X)

Article 2.438 IN
Kachapulula, P., Akello, J., Bandyopadhyay, R. & Cotty, P. Aflatoxin contamination of groundnut and maize in Zambia: observed and potential concentrations. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 122(6), 2017. 1471— 1482.

(ISSN: 1364-5072)

Article 2.156 IN
Pontes, J. S., Oehl, F., Marinho, F., Coyne, D., da Silva, D. K., Yano-Melo, A. M. & Maia, L. C. Diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in Brazil’s Caatinga and experimental agroecosystems. Biotropica. 49(3), 2017. 413— 427.

(ISSN: 0006-3606)

Article 1.944 IN
Tippe, D. E., Rodenburg, J., Schut, M., Van Ast, A., Kayeke, J. & Bastiaans, L. Farmers’ knowledge, use and preferences of parasitic weed management strategies in rain-fed rice production systems. Crop Protection. 99, 2017. 93— 107.

(ISSN: 0261-2194)

Article 1.652 IN
Adebayo, M. A., Menkir, A., Blay, E., Gracen, V. & Danquah, E. Combining ability and heterosis of elite drought-tolerant maize inbred lines evaluated in diverse environments of lowland tropics. Euphytica. 213(2), 2017. 1—12.

(ISSN: 0014-2336)

Article 1.618 IN
Amegbor, I. K., Badu-Apraku, B. & Annor, B. Combining ability and heterotic patterns of extra-early maturing white maize inbreds with genes from Zea diploperennis under multiple environments. Euphytica. 213(1), 2017. 1—16.

(ISSN: 0014-2336)

Article 1.618 IN
Menkir, A., Maziya-Dixon, B., Mengesha, W., Rocheford, T. & Alamu, E. O. Accruing genetic gain in pro-vitamin A enrichment from harnessing diverse maize germplasm. Euphytica. 213, 2017. 1— 12.

(ISSN: 0014-2336)

Article 1.618 IN
Graefe, S., Meyer-Sand, L. F., Chauvette, K., Abdulai, I., Jassogne, L., Vaast, P. & Asare, R. Evaluating farmers’ knowledge of shade trees in different cocoa agro-ecological zones in Ghana. Human Ecology, 2017. 1— 12.

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(ISSN: 0300-7839)

Article 1.604 IN
Talabi, A. O., Badu-Apraku, B. & Fakorede, M. Genetic variances and relationship among traits of an early maturing maize population under drought-stress and low nitrogen environments. Crop Science. 57, 2017.


(ISSN: 0011-183X)

Article 1.550 IN
Shirima, R. R., Maeda, D. G., Kanju, E., Ceasar, G., Tibazarwa, F. I. & Legg, J. Absolute quantification of cassava brown streak virus mRNA by real-time qPCR. Journal of Virological Methods. 245, 2017. 5— 13.

(ISSN: 0166-0934)

Article 1.508 IN
Kolawole, A. O., Menkir, A., Gedil, M., Blay, E., Ofori, K. & Kling, J. Genetic divergence in two tropical maize composites after four cycles of reciprocal recurrent selection Plant Breeding. 136, 2017. 41—49.

(ISSN: 0179-9541)

Article 1.502 IN
Omoigui, L., Kamara, A., Moukoumbi, Y. D., Ogunkanmi, L. A. & Timko, M. P. Breeding cowpea for resistance to Striga gesnerioides in the Nigerian dry savannas using marker-assisted selection. Plant Breeding. 2017, 1— 7.

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(ISSN: 0179-9541)

Article 1.502 IN
Uzokwe, V. N. E., Asafo-Adjei, B., Fawole, I., Abaidoo, R., Odeh, I., Ojo, D. K., Dashiell, K. & Sanginga, N. Generation mean analysis of phosphorus-use efficiency in freely nodulating soybean crosses grown in low-phosphorus soil. Plant Breeding. 2017, 1—8.

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(ISSN: 0179-9541)

Article 1.502 IN
Sileshi, G. W., Nhamo, N., Mafongoya, P. L. & Tanimu, J. Stoichiometry of animal manure and implications for nutrient cycling and agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. 107, 2017.  91— 105.

(ISSN: 1385-1314)

Article 1.490 IN
Badu-Apraku, B., Yallou, C., Obeng-Antwi, K., Alidu, H., Talabi, A. O., Annor, B., Oyekunle, M., Akaogu, I. C. & Aderounmu, M. Yield gains in extra-early maize cultivars of three breeding eras under multiple environments. Agronomy Journal. 109(2), 2017. 1—14.

(ISSN: 0002-1962)

Article 1.464 IN
Bullock, R., Gyau, A., Mithoefer, D. & Swisher, M. Contracting and gender equity in Tanzania: using a value chain approach to understand the role of gender in organic spice certification. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 2017, 1— 13.

Online first.(ISSN: 1742-1705)

Article 1.435 IN
Loko, Y., Djagoun, A. D., Dannon, E. A., Datinon, B., Dansi, A., Thomas-Odjo, A. & Tamo, M. Functional response of the predators Alloeocranum biannulipes (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) and Teretrius nigrescens (Coleoptera: Histeridae) feeding on Dinoderus porcellus (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) infesting yam chips. Environmental Entomology. 46(1), 2017. 84—91.

(ISSN: 0046-225X)

Article 1.315 IN
Lamers, D., Schut, M., Klerkx, L. & Van Asten, P. Compositional dynamics of multilevel innovation platforms in agricultural research for development. Science and Public Policy. 2017, 1— 14.

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(ISSN: 0302-3427)

Article 1.233 IN
Abaidoo, R., Dare, M. O., Killani, A. S. & Opoku, A. Evaluation of early maturing cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) germplasm for variation in phosphorus use efficiency and biological nitrogen fixation potential with indigenous rhizobial populations. Journal of Agricultural Science, 155, 2017. 102— 116.

(ISSN: 0021-8596)

Article 1.103 IN
Fenger, N., Bosselmann, A., Asare, R. & De Neergaard, A. The impact of certification on the natural and financial capitals of Ghanaian cocoa farmers. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. 41(2), 2017. 143— 166.

(ISSN: 2168-3565).

Article 0.926 IN
Bello-Bravo, J., Tamo, M., Dannon, E. A. & Pittendrigh, B. R. An assessment of learning gains from educational animated videos versus traditional extension presentations among farmers in Benin. Information Technology for Development. 2017, 1— 21.

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(ISSN: 0268-1102)

Article 0.857 IN
Oyekunle, M., Menkir, A., Mani, H., Olaoye, G., Usman, I. S., Ado, S. G., Abdullahi, U. S., Ahmed, H. O., Hassan, L. B., Abdulmalik, R. O. & Abubakar, H. Stability analysis of maize cultivars adapted to tropical environments using AMMI analysis. Cereal Research Communications, 2017. 1— 10.

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(ISSN: 0133-3720)

Article 0.528 IN
Agboton, C., Onzo, A., Korie, S., Tamo, M. & Vidal, S. Spatial and temporal infestation rates of Apate terebrans (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) in cashew orchards in Benin, West Africa. African Entomology, 25(1), 2017. 24— 36.

(ISSN: 1021-3589)

Article 0.521 IN
Adnan, A. A., Jibrin, J. M., Kamara, A., Abdulrahman, B. L. & Shaibu, A. S. Using CERES-maize model to determine the nitrogen fertilization requirements of early maturing maize in the Sudan Savanna of Nigeria. Journal of Plant Nutrition. 40(7), 2017. 1066— 1082.

(ISSN: 0190-4167)

Article 0.510 IN
Liston, A. D., Goergen, G. & Koch, F. Revisions of the afrotropical genera of Argidae and species of Pampsilota Konow, 1899 (Hymenoptera, Tenthredinoidea). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift. 64(1), 2017. 1— 25.

(ISSN: 1435-1951).

Article 0.479 IN
Balogun, M., Maroya, N., Augusto, J., Ajayi, A., Kumar, P. L., Aighewi, B. & Asiedu, R. Relative efficiency of positive selection and tissue culture for generating pathogen-free planting materials of yam (Dioscorea spp.) Czech Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding, 53(1), 2017. 9— 16.

(ISSN: 1212-1975)

Article 0.476 IN
Girma Tessema, G., Bhattacharjee, R., Lopez-Montes, A., Gueye, B., Ofodile, S., Franco, J. & Abberton, M. Re-defining the yam (Dioscorea spp.) core collection using morphological traits. Plant Genetic Resources-Characterization and Utilization. 2017, 1— 8.

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(ISSN: 1479-2621)

Article 0.442 IN
Maziya-Dixon, B., Alamu, E. O., Popoola, I. & Yomeni, M. O. Nutritional and sensory properties: snack food made from high-quality cassava flour and legume blend. Food Science and Nutrition. 2017, 1— 7.

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(ISSN: 2048-7177)

Article IN
Ncho, S. A., Mourits, M., Demont, M., Adegbola, P. Y. & Lansink, A. O. Impact of infestation by parasitic weeds on rice farmers’ productivity and technical efficiency in sub-Saharan Africa. African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 12(1), 2017. 35— 50.

(ISSN: 1993-3738)

Article IN
Saaka, M., Oladele, J., Larbi, A. & Hoeschle-Zeledon, I. Dietary diversity is not associated with haematological status of pregnant women resident in rural areas of northern Ghana. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, 2017. 1-10

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(ISSN: 2090-0724)

Article IN
Abate, T., Fisher, M., Abdoulaye, T., Kassie, G. T., Lunduka, R., Marenya, P. & Asnake, W. Characteristics of maize cultivars in Africa: how modern are they and how many do smallholder farmers grow? Agriculture & Food Security. 6, 2017. 1— 17.

(ISSN: 2048-7010)

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Angbo-Kouakou, E., Temple, L., Mathe, S. & Assemien, A. Plateformes d’innovation comme dispositif d’orientation des trajectoires technologiques des filieres agricoles. Cas de la filiere banane plantain en Cote d’Ivoire = Innovation platforms as a tool to support technological change in agri-chains. The case study of plantain value chain in Cote d’Ivoire. Technologie et Innovation, 17(2), 2017. 1— 18.

(ISSN: 2399-8571)

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Djouaka, R. F., Akoton, R., Tchigossou, G., Atoyebi, S. M., Irving, H., Kusimo, M. O., Djegbe, I., Riveron, J., Tossou, E., Yessoufou, A. & Wondji, C. S. Mapping the distribution of Anopheles funestus across Benin highlights a sharp contrast of susceptibility to insecticides and infection rate to Plasmodium between southern and northern populations [version 2; referees: 2 approved]. Wellcome Open Research. 1, 2017. 1—14

(ISSN: 2398-502X

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Hilary, R. S., Kibwika, P. & Sseguya, H. Partnership construction and value co-creation to address voids in rice production: the case of rice value chains in Uganda. Cogent Food & Agriculture. 3, 2017. 1— 17.

(ISSN: 2331-1932)

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Mathe, S., Rey-Valette, H., Chia, E., Aubin, J. & Fontaine, P. Determinants des aptitudes a l’eco-innovation des pisciculteurs: exemples de la France et du Bresil. Revue francaise de Gestion. 43(262), 2017. 51— 64.

(ISSN: 0338-4551)

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Sesay, S., Ojo, D. K., Ariyo, O. J., Meseka, S. K., Fayeun, L. S., Omikunle, A. O. & Oyetunde, A. O. Correlation and path coefficient analysis of top-cross and three-way cross hybrid maize populations. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 12(10), 2017. 780— 789.

(ISSN: 1991-637X)

Article NOT IN Predatory publisher- Academic Journals, Inc.
Tamo, M., Datinon, B., Dannon, E., Traore, F., Dabire, C., Pittendrigh, B. R. & Srinivasan, R. Towards successful establishment of exotic parasitoids attacking the pod borer Maruca vitrata in west Africa. Biocontrol News and Information. 38(2), 2017. 12— 13.

(ISSN: 0143-1404)

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Temple, L., Ndzesop, N. M., Fouepe, G. H., Nkeng, M. N. & Mathe, S. Systeme National de Recherche et d’Innovation en Afrique: le cas du Cameroun. Innovations. 2, 2017. 41— 67.


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Bentley, J., Olanrewaju, A., Madu, T., Olaosebikan, O., Abdoulaye, T., Assfaw Wossen, T., Manyong, V., Kulakow, P., Ayedun, B., Ojide, M., Girma Tessema, G., Rabbi, I. Y., Asumugha, G. & Tokula, M. Cassava farmers’ preferences for varieties and seed dissemination system in Nigeria: gender and regional perspectives. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, 2017. 90p.

ISBN: 978-978-8444-82-4.

Schut, M., Klerkx, L., Sartas, M., Van Asten, P. & Leeuwis, C. Rapid Appraisal of Agricultural Innovation Systems (RAAIS): a toolkit for guiding investment decisions and strengthening innovation capacity in agrifood systems (2nd edition). International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Wageningen University, 2017. 182p. Book NOT IN
Girma Tessema, G., Rabbi, I. Y., Olanrewaju, A., Alaba, O. A., Kulakow, P., Alabi, T., Ayedun, B., Abdoulaye, T., Assfaw Wossen, T., & Manyong, V. A manual for large-scale sample collection, preservation, tracking, DNA extraction, and variety identification analysis. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, 2017. 32p.

ISBN: 978-978-8444-83-1

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Viljoen, A., Mahuku, G., Massawe, C., Tendo Ssali, R., Kimunye, J. N., Mostert, G., Ndayihanzamaso, P. & Coyne, D. Banana pests and diseases: field guide for disease diagnostics and data collection. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, 2017. 73p.

ISBN: 978-978-8444-80-0

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Nazziwa-Nviiri, L., Van Campenhout, B. & Amwonya, D. Stimulating agricultural technology adoption: lessons from fertilizer use among Ugandan potato farmers. IFPRI Discussion Paper 01608. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), 2017. 36p. Booklet NOT IN
Assfaw Wossen, T., Girma Tessema, G., Abdoulaye, T., Rabbi, I. Y., Olanrewaju, A., Alene, A., Feleke, S., Kulakow, P., Asumugha, G. & Manyong, V. The cassava monitoring survey in Nigeria: final report. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, 2017. 66p.

ISBN: 978-978-8444-81-7

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