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Climate change and maize production in Zimbabwe
Trend and variability of rainfall in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia: Analysis of meteorological data and farmers' perception
(Academia Publishing, 2013)
Rainfall is the most important but variable climatic parameter in the semiarid tropics. In this study, the trend and variability of rainfall were compared with the perception of farmers in northern Ethiopia. Daily rainfall ...
Measuring and simulating maize (Zea mays L.) yield responses to reduced tillage and mulching under semi-arid conditions
Rainfed smallholder agriculture in semi-arid environments of sub-Saharan Africa faces many challenges. Productivity of the smallholder agricultural systems has been on the decline in recent years. Conservation agriculture ...
Out scaling climate-smart technologies to smallholder farmers in Malawi, Zambia & Zimbabwe: feasibility study
Climate variability and change is projected to increasingly affect smallholder farming systems in southern Africa and the maize value chain will particularly suffer from the late onset of and more erratic rainfalls. Heat ...
Farmers' prioritization of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) technologies
Addressing climate change impacts on agriculture is special challenge. There are number of factors that influence the extent to which farmers in a particular location adopt CSA technologies. This study applied a participatory ...
Soil water crop modeling for decision support in millet-based systems in the Sahel: a challenge
(Academic Journals, 2014)
Food insecurity in the Sahelian environment was extensively shown to be a result of low soil fertility and high climate risks. But decisions and recommendations made from the great wealth of research have little been adopted ...
Assessment of large seed banks requirement for drought risk management in South Asia
Agriculture in South Asia is largely dependent on rainfall, where about two-thirds of the cultivable lands lack irrigation facilities. In recent years, increasing frequency and severity of droughts have had a severe impact ...