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Translating the impact of quality protein maize into improved nutritional status for Ethiopian children: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
(BioMed Central, 2016)
Linear growth failure is the most common form of undernutrition. Childhood stunting impairs human development and health and productivity in adulthood. Ethiopia has a high prevalence of stunting, with diets reliant on ...
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 ...
Wheat crop response to liming materials and N and P fertilizers in acidic soils of Tsegede highlands, northern Ethiopia
(Science Publishing Group, 2013)
A greenhouse experiment was carried out on acidic soils collected from the Tsegede highlands of northern Ethiopia, where wheat production is severely constrained by soil acidity, to evaluate wheat crop response to the ...
Beyond climate-smart agriculture: toward safe operating spaces for global food systems
(BioMed Central, 2013)
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 ...
Identification of QTL for adult-plant resistance to powdery mildew in Chinese wheat landrace Pingyuan 50
(Crop Science Society of China; Institute of Crop Sciences (CAAS), 2014)
Powdery mildew caused by Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici is one of the major wheat diseases worldwide. The Chinese wheat landrace Pingyuan 50 has shown adult-plant resistance (APR) to powdery mildew in the field for over ...
Maize seed marketing chains and marketing efficiency along supply chains of the hills in Nepal
(Premier Publishers, 2015)
Remoteness, poor infrastructures, labor shortages, small quantities of seed at the producer level and few private seed traders are inherent problems in maize seed production and marketing in the hills of Nepal. Farm-saved ...
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 ...
Effect of terminal heat stress on yield and yield components of spring bread wheat cultivars in Ahwaz, Iran
(Electronic Center for International Scientific Information, 2012)
In order to study the effect of terminal heat stress on grain yield and yield components of spring bread wheat cultivars, a stripe block design was conducted using randomized complete block design with three replications ...
Molecular breeding for maize improvement: An overview
(The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, 2003)
The maize genome is one of the most extensively analyzed among the plant genomes. Consequently, maize has been at the forefront in development and evaluation of an array of molecular markers for varied purposes in genetics ...
Genotype x environment interaction, breeding strategies and genetic gains for yield and grain protein content in the Kazakhstan-Siberia network on spring wheat improvement
(Ministry of Culture, Information and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 2006)