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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 ...
Participation in rural land rental markets in Sub-Saharan Africa: who benefits and by how much? Evidence from Malawi and Zambia
(Oxford University Press; Agricultural and Applied Economics Association; Wiley, 2016)
We use nationally representative household-level panel survey data in two neighboring countries in Southern Africa—Zambia and Malawi—to characterize the current status of rural land rental market participation by smallholder ...
Detection of wheat stem rust races TTHSK and PTKTK in the Ug99 race group in Kenya in 2014
(American Phytopathological Society (APS), 2016)
Wheat stem rust, caused by Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici, causes severe losses in wheat production under epidemic conditions. The detection of isolate Ug99 in east Africa (Pretorius et al. 2000) has raised global concerns ...
Rice consumption and grain-type preference by household: a Bangladesh case
(Cambridge University Press, 2016)
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)
Understanding adaptive capacity and capacity to innovate in social–ecological systems: applying a gender lens
(Springer; Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 2016)
Household-level determinants of soil and water conservation adoption phases: evidence from North-Western Ethiopian Highlands
(Springer Verlag, 2016)
Soil and water conservation (SWC) practices have been promoted in the highlands of Ethiopia during the last four decades. However, the level of adoption of SWC practices varies greatly. This paper examines the drivers of ...
Factors associated with small-scale agricultural machinery adoption in Bangladesh: census findings
There is strong advocacy for agricultural machinery appropriate for smallholder farmers in South Asia. Such ‘scale-appropriate’ machinery can increase returns to land and labour, although the still substantial capital ...