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Maize diversity and gender: research from Mexico
In the future, more food will be needed to feed a growing world population. Highyielding crop varieties will play a key role in meeting this challenge. This article draws on research undertaken by the International Maize ...
A roadmap for evidence-based insurance development for Nigeria's farmers
(CGIAR; CCAFS, 2017)
In 2014, Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) proposed a major expansion of agricultural insurance in the context of other reforms to the agricultural sector, and as part of the implementation ...
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 ...
Planting hybrids, keeping landraces: Agricultural modernization and tradition among small-scale maize farmers in Chiapas, Mexico
This paper examines how agricultural modernization and tradition interact among small-scale commercially-oriented maize farmers by studying shifts in area and number of farmers planting hybrids and landraces. Results show ...
Agricultural extension, collective action and innovation systems: Lessons on network brokering from Peru and Mexico
Purpose: New approaches to extension service delivery are needed that stimulate increased agricultural production, contribute to collective action and which also foster the emergence of agricultural innovation systems. ...
Improving market access and agricultural productivity growth in Africa: what role for producer organizations and collective action institutions?
The history of producer organizations in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is a mixed one. In the past, producer organizations often failed to provide desired services due to dependence on government support, which led to heavy ...
Re-orienting participatory plant breeding for wider impact
This paper concerns the need to re-conceptualise participatory crop improvement in order to explore new ways of making the outcomes of scientific plant breeding and knowledge production more effective, accessible and ...
Climate change and food security in the developing world: Potential of maize and wheat research to expand options for adaptation and mitigation
Maize and wheat are two of the most important food crops worldwide. Together with rice, they provide 30% of the food calories to 4.5 billion people in almost 100 developing countries. Predictions suggest that climate change ...
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 ...