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What drives capacity to innovate? Insights from women and men small-scale farmers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
(Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security, 2018)
What are key characteristics of rural innovators? How are their experiences similar for women and men, and how are they different? To examine these questions, we draw on individual interviews with 336 rural women and men ...
Exploring farmer perceptions of agricultural innovations for maize-legume intensification in the mid-hills region of Nepal
(Taylor & Francis, 2018)
Maize-legume intercropping is a fundamental component of mixed farming systems in the mid-hills of Nepal. However, its productivity is constrained by several biophysical and social factors, and limited adoption of proven ...
Apparent gains, hidden costs: examining adoption drivers, yield, and profitability outcomes of rotavator tillage in wheat systems in Nepal
The ‘high speed’ rotavator is used for shallow tillage to create a fine tilth and incorporate crop residues, often with a single tractor pass. Rotavator tillage has spread quickly in many parts of South Asia, despite ...
Zero-tillage is a proven technology for sustainable wheat intensification in the Eastern Indo-Gangetic Plains: what determines farmer awareness and adoption?
(Springer Verlag, 2017)
In India, there is increasing recognition among policy-makers of the largely untapped potential of the Eastern Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP) for meeting state- and national-level food needs. Zero-tillage (ZT) is a proven ...
Increasing wheat yields sustainability through agronomic means
This paper examines common factors that constrain wheat yields: insufficient nutrients (using nitrogen as an example); problems of late planting and poor crop establishment; suboptimal water management; lodging; and weeds. ...
Gestión de la interacción en procesos de innovación rural
(Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (Corpoica), 2018)
La innovación, producción y comercialización de un producto resulta de la interacción entre una diversidad de actores. Así, el modelo de extensión Hub del programa gubernamental MasAgro busca ser un espacio en el que ...
Smallholder farmer innovation and contexts in maize-based Conservation Agriculture Systems in Central Malawi
(Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2017)
The increased threat of food insecurity and climate change requires more sustainable ways of agriculture intensification in African smallholder farming systems. Ample evidence confirms that maize-based conservation agriculture ...
Gender and agricultural innovation in Oromia region, Ethiopia: from innovator to tempered radical
(Taylor & Francis, 2018)
Tempered radicals are change agents who experience the dominant culture as a violation of the integrity and authenticity of their personal values and beliefs. They seek to move forward whilst challenging the status quo. ...