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Gender research in maize
Female farmers and marginalized groups have become the main actors for community-based seed production in Nepal (Hill Maize Research Project). Women’s role in smallholder agriculture and its relation to technology adoption ...
Gender research in wheat
Characterizing the cereal systems and identifying the potential of conservation agriculture in South Asia
Conservation agriculture (CA) and related resource conserving technologies (RCTs) potentially offer a way to sustainably increase the agricultural productivity in developing countries. These practices, which involve minimal ...
Agricultural information networks, information needs and risk management strategies: a survey of farmers in Indo-Gangetic Plains of India
Access to reliable, timely and relevant information can help significantly and in many ways to reduce farmers’ risk and uncertainty, empowering them to make good decisions. However, whether or not this access leads to ...
Reconstituting family transitions of Sahelian western Niger 1950-2000: an agent-based modelling approach in a low data context
(Cybergeo : European Journal of Geography, 2013)
This research analyses the impacts of the family organization on the diversity of income sources and the sustainability and the dynamics of rainfed farming systems of Sahelian Niger, through an individual-centred agent-based ...
Study into the commercialization of selected agricultural machines in Bangladesh
(CIMMYT; IDE, 2012)
In recent years the pace of mechanization has accelerated in Bangladesh. This is largely due to reforms which were undertaken throughout the 1980s. Even after acceleration of mechanization in some specific areas such as ...
Food security as a gender issue: why are female-headed households worse off compared to similar male-headed counterparts?
The centrality of gender equity for inclusive development is a concept that is not contestable. The manifestations of inequality predicated on gender are myriad. These range from unequal access to educational opportunities, ...
Conduct and management of maize field trials
(CIMMYT; IITA, 2012)
Technicians and technologists are indispensable research support personnel. In the agronomic sciences, technicians handle all aspects of research execution from seed preparation for planting through management of field ...
Biophysical and socio-economic characterization of cereal production systems of Central Nepal
The domestic food security of Nepal is critically depended on the sustainability of the cereal production systems of Central Nepal Terai region, as the major share of nation's cereal production comes from the agro-ecological ...
Farmer access and differential impacts of zero tillage technology in the subsistence wheat farming systems of West Bengal, India
The present study was carried out with the broad objective of assessing the patterns of adoption and farm profitability potentials of conservation agriculture (CA) in the three northern “disadvantaged districts” of West ...