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Can sub-Saharan Africa feed itself?
(National Academy of Sciences, 2016)
Although global food demand is expected to increase 60% by 2050 compared with 2005/2007, the rise will be much greater in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Indeed, SSA is the region at greatest food security risk because by 2050 ...
Modeling the response of tropical highland herbaceous grassland species to climate change: The case of the Arsi Mountains of Ethiopia
Global warming is forcing plant and animal species to respond either through pole-ward or upslope migration to adjust to temperature increases, and grassland communities are not an exception to this phenomenon. In this ...
Weather risk: how does it change the yield benefits of nitrogen fertilizer and improved maize varieties in sub-Saharan Africa?
(International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), 2016)
Inter-connection between land use/land cover change and herders'/farmers' livestock feed resource management strategies: a case study from three Ethiopian eco-environments
(Elsevier Masson, 2014)
We assessed land use/land cover changes from remotely sensed satellite imagery and compared this with community perceptions on availability/use of livestock feed resources and feed deficit management strategies since the ...
Farmers' climate change adaptation options and their determinants in Tigray Region, Northern Ethiopia
(Academic Journals, 2015)
Exploring micro-level evidences is critical to fine tune effective adaptation options to cope with the adverse impact of climate change. In this regard, detailed studies on climate change adaptation options are not available ...
Risks associated with dry soil planting time in Ethiopia
(International Network for Natural Sciences, 2015)
Dry soil planting is practiced in response to variable rainfall onset in Ethiopia to maximize use of the full season. Rainfall data of >30 years for seven locations were used to evaluate dry soil planting opportunities on ...
Modeling the effect of a heat wave on maize production in the USA and its implications on food security in the developing world
This study uses geo-spatial crop modeling to quantify the biophysical impact of weather extremes. More specifically, the study analyzes the weather extreme which affected maize production in the USA in 2012; it also estimates ...
Effect of temperature on growth and sporulation of Botrytis fabae, and resistance reactions of Faba Bean against the Pathogen
(OMICS International, 2015)
Chocolate spot (Botrytis fabae) is a devastating disease of faba bean and reduces its production and productivity. Three controlled condition experiments were conducted to assess the effect of temperature on growth and ...
Climate variability and change in Bihar, India: challenges and opportunities for sustainable crop production
Climate change and associated uncertainties have serious direct and indirect consequences for crop production and food security in agriculture-based developing regions. Long-term climate data analysis can identify climate ...
Potential benefits of drought and heat tolerance for adapting maize to climate change in tropical environments
Climate change and population growth pose great challenges to the food security of the millions of people who grow maize in the already fragile agricultural systems in tropical environments. There is an urgent need for ...