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Conservation agriculture for increasing maize yield in vulnerable production systems in central Mozambique
Smallholder farming under rainfed low input crop production in central Mozambique is characterised by decline in soil fertility, low yields and risks of crop failure. To revert this situation, conservation agriculture (CA) ...
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 ...
Farmers, food and climate change: ensuring community-based adaptation is mainstreamed into agricultural programmes
(Taylor & Francis, 2014)
Climate change creates widespread risks for food production. As climate impacts are often locally specific, it is imperative that large-scale initiatives to support smallholder farmers consider local priorities and integrate ...
The dynamics of smallholder farmers’ acquisition and distribution of sweetpotato vines in the Lake Victoria Zone Region, Tanzania
This paper offers new insights into smallholder farmer’s practices regarding acquisition and distribution of sweetpotato planting material in the Mwanza and Mara regions of Tanzania by examining three specific issues: (i) ...
Increasing social-ecological resilience within small-scale agriculture in conflict-affected Guatemala
(Resilience Alliance, 2018)
Climate change scenarios suggest largely detrimental impacts on agricultural production from a deterioration of renewable natural resources. Over the last 15 years, a new field of research has focused on the interactions ...
Plant breeding can be made more efficient by having fewer, better crosses
(BioMed Central, 2013)
Background: Crop yields have to increase to provide food security for the world?s growing population. To achieve these yield increases there will have to be a significant contribution from genetic gains made by conventional ...
Conservation agriculture and breeding for sustainable wheat production in Kazakhstan
(Bahri Dağdaş Bitkisel Araştırma Dergisi, 2014)
CIMMYT and Kazakhstan collaborative activities on wheat improvement are focused in the following main areas: a) Wheat germplasm enhancement: Kazakhstan- Siberian Network on Wheat Improvement (KASIB) and Shuttle Breeding ...
Bayesian functional regression as an alternative statistical analysis of high-throughput phenotyping data of modern agriculture
(BioMed Central, 2018)
Background: Modern agriculture uses hyperspectral cameras with hundreds of reflectance data at discrete narrow bands measured in several environments. Recently, Montesinos-López et al. (Plant Methods 13(4):1-23, 2017a. ...