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Field-scale modeling of tree–crop interactions: Challenges and development needs
Agroforestry has attracted considerable attention in recent years because of its potential to reduce poverty, improve food security, reduce land degradation and mitigate climate change. However, progress in promoting ...
Indirect contributions of forests to dietary diversity in Southern Ethiopia
(Resilience Alliance, 2017)
We assess whether forests contribute indirectly to the dietary diversity of rural households by supporting diverse agricultural production systems. We applied our study in a landscape mosaic in Southern Ethiopia that was ...
Agro-ecological options for fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda JE Smith) management: providing low-cost, smallholder friendly solutions to an invasive pest
Fall armyworm (FAW), a voracious agricultural pest native to North and South America, was first detected on the African continent in 2016 and has subsequently spread throughout the continent and across Asia. It has been ...
Commercializing smallholder mechanization, the role of public and private sectors
(ACIAR; SIMLESA; CIMMYT, [2017?])
Smallholder mechanization is part of the recent agricultural transformation agenda that most African countries have embarked on, with the aim of improving agricultural productivity, bringing new farmland into production ...
Different ways to cut a cake: comparing expert-based and statistical typologies to target sustainable intensification technologies, a case-study in Southern Ethiopia
(Cambridge University Press, 2019)
Understanding farm diversity is essential to delineate recommendation domains for new technologies, but diversity is a subjective concept, and can be described differently depending on the way it is perceived. Historically, ...
Where to target conservation agriculture for african smallholders? How to overcome challenges associated with its implementation? experience from Eastern and Southern Africa
Since the paper by Giller et al. (2009), the debate surrounding the suitability of conservation agriculture (CA) for African smallholders has remained polarized between proponents and opponents. The debate also gave rise ...
A methodological approach for assessing cross-site landscape change: understanding socio-ecological systems
The expansion of agriculture has resulted in large-scale habitat loss, the fragmentation of forests, significant losses in biological diversity and negative impacts on many ecosystem services. In this paper, we highlight ...
Landscape composition overrides field level management effects on maize stemborer control in Ethiopia
Lepidopteran stemborers are a serious pest of maize in Africa. While farmers have adopted cultural control practices at the field scale, it is not clear how these practices affect stemborer infestation levels and how their ...
Eight years of Conservation Agriculture-based cropping systems research in Eastern Africa to conserve soil and water and mitigate effects of climate change
(European Geosciences Union (EGU)., 2014)
In Ethiopia, repeated plowing, complete removal of crop residues at harvest, aftermath grazing of crop fields and occurrence of repeated droughts have reduced the biomass return to the soil and aggravated cropland degradation. ...
Conceptual links between landscape diversity and diet diversity: a roadmap for transdisciplinary research
(Oxford University Press, 2020)