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FARMER'S SELECTION OF LOCAL AND IMPROVED PEARL MILLET VARIETIES IN OVAMBOLAND, NORTHERN NAMIBIA

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FARMER'S SELECTION OF LOCAL AND IMPROVED PEARL MILLET VARIETIES IN OVAMBOLAND, NORTHERN NAMIBIA

Subject

African study monographs. Supplementary issue (2005), 30:
107-117

Description

A new and improved cultivar of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum), Okashana-1, was released in Namibia in 1990 and was rapidly adopted in Ovamboland. However, as most farmers do not buy new seeds each year, any genetic trials of the cultivar on actual farms would be affected by cross-pollination. The present study clarified the characteristics of Okashana-1, as found on actual farms. In addition, this research also examined the interrela- tionships between the environmental status, traditions, livelihood, and subsistence activities in the study area and the cultivar characteristics.

Creator

Daisuke Uno

Publisher

African study monographs. Supplementary issue (2005), 30:
107-117

Date

2005

Contributor

Bernard C. Moore

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Journal Article

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Citation

Daisuke Uno , “FARMER'S SELECTION OF LOCAL AND IMPROVED PEARL MILLET VARIETIES IN OVAMBOLAND, NORTHERN NAMIBIA,” Namibia Digital Repository, accessed November 16, 2018, http://namibia.leadr.msu.edu/items/show/265.

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