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Maize diversity, market access, and poverty reduction in the Western Highlands of Guatemala
(International Mountain Society, 2017)
The western highlands of Guatemala lie within the area where maize was first domesticated, and maize remains central to farmers' livelihood security. Over 50% of the population in the region are in poverty, and over 48% ...
Productivity differences and food security : a metafrontier analysis of rain-fed maize farmers in MasAgro in Mexico
(AIMS Press, 2017)
Rain-fed maize production in Mexico includes approximately 6 million hectares which variation in productivity represents huge challenges to meeting the sustainable intensification goals of the Sustainable Modernization of ...
Conservation agriculture in maize- and wheat-based systems in the (Sub)tropics: Lessons from adaptation initiatives in South Asia, Mexico, and Southern Africa
Conservation agriculture's underlying principles—minimal soil disturbance, soil cover and crop rotation—are increasingly recognized as essential for sustainable agriculture. This article summarizes three contrasting cases ...
Diverse varieties and diverse markets: Scale-related maize "profitability crossover" in the central Mexican highlands
Discussions of maize agriculture in Mexico often treat 'maize' as a uniform commodity, sold in a relatively homogeneous market, and for which there is a single, 'economically rational' production strategy. Based on qualitative ...
Interdisciplinary entanglements in index insurance
(International Research Institute for Climate and Society, 2016)
Las variedades criollas del maiz, los mercados especializados y las estrategias de vida de los productores
En Mexico, no obstante la gran inversion y los muchos años de influencia del mejoramiento formal e introduccion masiva de variedades mejoradas de maiz, los agricultores de pequeña escala siguen cultivando las variedades ...
Beyond climate-smart agriculture: toward safe operating spaces for global food systems
Agriculture is considered to be "climate-smart" when it contributes to increasing food security, adaptation and mitigation in a sustainable way. This new concept now dominates current discussions in agricultural development ...