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Threats of tar spot complex disease of maize in the United States of America and its global consequences
(Springer Verlag, 2019)
The emergence and spread of new crop diseases threatens the global food security situation. Phyllachora maydis, one of the three fungal pathogens involved in Tar Spot Complex (TSC) of maize, a disease native to Latin ...
Crops that feed the world 10. Past successes and future challenges to the role played by wheat in global food security
(Springer Verlag, 2013)
Wheat is fundamental to human civilization and has played an outstanding role in feeding a hungry world and improving global food security. The crop contributes about 20 % of the total dietary calories and proteins worldwide. ...
Progressing towards climate resilient agriculture: top ten success stories from CCAFS in South Asia
(CGIAR; CCAFS, 2017)
In the last few decades, South Asia has made great strides in agriculture and food security. Despite this, the region has one-fourth of the world’s hungry people and forty percent of the world’s malnourished children and ...
Assessing farmer use of climate change adaptation practices and impacts on food security and poverty in Pakistan
Climate change is set to be particularly disruptive in poor agricultural communities. We assess the factors influencing farmers’ choice of climate change adaptation practices and associated impacts on household food security ...
How much does climate change add to the challenge of feeding the planet this century?
(IOP Publishing, 2019)
The impacts of climate change on crop yields, as projected by a slew of impact assessments carried out since the 1980s, have brought the issue of future food insecurity to the fore. A meta-analysis of ∼27 000 data points ...
Collaborative research on Conservation Agriculture in Bajío, Mexico: continuities and discontinuities of partnerships
(Taylor & Francis, 2019)
Agricultural technologies are debated and contested. Studying the socio-political life of agricultural research can help us to understand why some particular technologies or pathways are favoured (and others not) and ...
Facilitating change for climate-smart agriculture through science-policy engagement
Climate change impacts on agriculture have become evident, and threaten the achievement of global food security. On the other hand, the agricultural sector itself is a cause of climate change, and if actions are not taken, ...
Unlocking the genetic diversity of Creole wheats
(Nuture Publishing Group, 2016)
Climate change and slow yield gains pose a major threat to global wheat production. Underutilized genetic resources including landraces and wild relatives are key elements for developing high-yielding and climate-resilient ...
Index insurance and climate risk management: addressing social equity
Fair distribution of benefits from index insurance matters. Lack of attention to social equity can reinforce inequalities and undermine the potential index insurance holds as a tool for climate risk management that is also ...