F. Chipungu

F. Chipungu
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research | CGIAR · Malawi

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Based in Malawi, F. Chipungu currently works with The international Potato Center, a Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research,. F. does research in Agricultural Plant Science, Agricultural Economics and Food Science. The current project under her management is 'Root and Tuber Crops for Agricultural Transformation in Malawi (RTC-ACTION Malawi)'. The project is reaching out to 160,000 beneficiaries who will receive high quality planting materials and associated production technologies of cassava, potato and sweetpotato.

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Publications (25)
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This catalogue is the first for potato varieties registered in Malawi with the Agricultural Technology Clearing Committee (ATCC) of the Department of Agricultural Research Services (DARS) under the Ministry of Agriculture. The catalogue describes potato varieties in terms of use, tuber features, maturity period, yields, and resistance to diseases....
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The epidemiology of Potato Foliar Late Blight (PFLB) disease (Phytophthora infestans) was quantified in major potato production areas of Malawi. Seed multiplication fields, tests clones and local farmers’ fields were sampled basing on Area Under Disease Progress Curve (AUDPC). The determined severity values were transformed into AUDPC coefficients...
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This study explores links between IKS and climate science for flood forecasting in a flood-prone area, affected by Tropical Cyclone Idai, in Malawi. Rural communities’ perceptions of flood trends and risks were collected using household interviews (n = 60), key informant interviews (n = 10) and mixed gender focus group discussions in Chikwawa Distr...
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A survey was carried out in 19 districts to investigate the prevalence and distribution of sweetpotato virus disease (SPVD) and its implication on the sustainability of clean seed system in Malawi. A total of 166 leaf samples were collected and tested for the presence of 8 viruses using nitrocellulose membrane enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (NCM...
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Identify, release and recommend potato varieties which are high yielding and tolerant to late blight for cultivation in Malawi
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The significance of urban agriculture is increasingly being recognised across the globe. Urban agriculture’s contribution to food security and poverty reduction, especially for the urban poor, has received increasing attention in urban policy discourses (Satterthwaite et al. in Adapting to climate change in Urban areas; the possibilities and constr...
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Climate change and variability is threatening agricultural production and adversely affecting the natural resource base, which provides a living for more than half of the world’s poorest people. Farmers have therefore in response, developed coping strategies to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change. However, most of these strategies have n...
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Sweetpotato Research Guides (SPRGs) This document describes technologies that have been developed and used by CIP in cooperation with national agriculture research programs to promote research and the exchange of information among sweetpotato scientists. Procedures and forms for data collection described here are now being used in integrated electr...
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Sweet potato [Ipomoea batatas) (L.) Lam] is grown by small holder farmers across a wide range of environments in Malawi. A multi-location trial of eight genotypes for three seasons at six research stations was undertaken using additive main effects and multiplicative interaction (AMMI) model analysis to determine the genotypes' stability and influe...
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Climate change presents a profound challenge to food security and sustainable development in Africa. Its negative impacts are likely to be greatest in the African region, which is already food insecure. In the face of global climate change and its emerging challenges and unknowns, it is essential that decision makers base policies on the best avail...
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Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas [L.] Lam) is an important root crop in Malawi and Sub-Saharan Africa where micronutrient deficiency is an eminent health problem. Using 15 sweet potato genotypes grown in a randomized complete block design at Bvumbwe Research Station, a study was undertaken to determine the extent of variability of selected micronutrie...
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An understanding of morphological and genetic diversity of sweet potato landraces is fundamental to any breeding program in a country. Fifty-nine sweet potato accessions from three eco-geographical populations of northern, south eastern and southern Malawi were examined using ten Simple Sequence Repeats (SSR) loci and seven International Board for...
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Climate change and variability are a threat to sustainable agricultural production in semi-arid areas of Malawi. Overdependence on subsistence rain-fed agriculture in these areas calls for the identification of sustainable adaptation strategies. A study was therefore conducted in Chikwawa, a semi-arid district in southern Malawi, to: (1) assess com...
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This book is based on papers presented at the Ninth Triennial African Potato Association Conference, Naivasha, Kenya, 30 June-4 July 2013.The book focuses on the policies for germplasm exchange, food security and trade in Africa, seed systems, breeding and disease management and postharvest management, processing technologies and marketing systems...
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This book is based on papers presented at the Ninth Triennial African Potato Association Conference, Naivasha, Kenya, 30 June-4 July 2013.The book focuses on the policies for germplasm exchange, food security and trade in Africa, seed systems, breeding and disease management and postharvest management, processing technologies and marketing systems...
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The project “Rooting out Hunger in Malawi with Nutritious Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP)” was launched in October 2009 for the benefit of women and children in the country. This 4.5-year effort targets 70,000 households to improve vitamin A and energy intake using improved sweetpotato varieties. It also seeks to boost yields by 50% and improve i...
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The study explores rural-urban linkages in order to address temporal and spatial dynamics of vulnerability to climate change at the scale of local government, focusing on Blantyre City. The study sought to assess how different groupings of urban consumers access their food and how they are impacted by climate change risks. The study established tha...
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In Malawi, production from subsistence rain fed agriculture is highly vulnerable to climate change and variability. In response to the adverse effects of climate change and variability, a National Adaptation Programme of Action is used as framework for implementing adaptation programmes. However, this framework puts limited significance on indigeno...
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A survey to document indigenous knowledge associated with sweetpotato production was conducted in Chitipa, Karonga and Mzimba in the North and Mulanje, Phalombe, Chikhwawa and Nsanje Districts of Malawi in 2003. The study aimed to better understand the knowledge associated with farmers' varieties for potential use in the development of improved and...
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The project “Rooting out Hunger in Malawi with Nutritious Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP)” was launched in October 2009 for the benefit of women and children in the country. This 4.5year effort targets 115,000 households to improve vitamin A and energy intake using improved sweetpotato varieties. It also seeks to boost yields by 50% and improve i...
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Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) and sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas Lam) are important food and cash crops in Malawi. However, key information regarding varieties grown, sources of planting materials, post-harvest handling, utilisation and tuber yields is lacking. A study was, therefore, conducted to source this information. Farmers grow mostly loc...
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Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is the main root crop in Malawi. It is a staple food for over 30 percent of the population, it is an important cash and food crop throughout the country, and it is increasingly becoming a commercial crop in various industries in Malawi. A lot of industries are showing interest in the use of cassava. Cassava resear...

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