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Lead farmers: enhancing agricultural resilience and sustainability in Eastern and Southern Africa
In the following pages you will read inspiring and moving accounts by men and women farmers across eastern and southern Africa who have bravely embraced change to improve their farming methods and hence the lives and ...
Microsatellite analysis and urediniospore dispersal simulations support the movement of Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici from Southern Africa to Australia
(American Phytopathological Society (APS), 2019)
The Australian wheat stem rust (Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici) population was shaped by the introduction of four exotic incursions into the country. It was previously hypothesized that at least two of these (races ...
From plot to scale: ex-ante assessment of conservation agriculture in Zambia
This study combined bottom-up and top-down approaches to assess the ex-ante effects of conservation agriculture (CA)-based systems in Zambia considering both biophysical and economic factors and prevailing farm systems ...
Social inclusion increases with time for zero-tillage wheat in the Eastern Indo-Gangetic Plains
Sustainable intensification (SI) approaches to agricultural development are urgently needed to meet the growing demand for crop staples while protecting ecosystem services and environmental quality. However, SI initiatives ...
Stakeholders prioritization of climate-smart agriculture interventions: evaluation of a framework
This paper presents a framework to prioritize locally suitable climate-smart agricultural (CSA) interventions and implementation suitability assessments with key stakeholders: state and district agriculture departments, ...
From Working in the Wheat Field to Managing Wheat: Women Innovators in Nepal
(Palgrave Macmillan; Taylor & Francis, 2019)
There is very little research on women in wheat in Nepal, and wheat is still considered a 'man's crop'. Consequently, extension services rarely target women, and women are not considered as innovators. However, research ...
Climate risk management and rural poverty reduction
Climate variability is a major source of risk to smallholder farmers and pastoralists, particularly in dryland regions. A growing body of evidence links climate-related risk to the extent and the persistence of rural poverty ...
Understanding clients, providers and the institutional dimensions of irrigation services in developing countries: a study of water markets in Bangladesh
Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated nations that nonetheless has largely achieved staple self-sufficiency. This development has been enabled in part by the rapid proliferation of small-scale irrigation pumps ...
MARPLE, a point-of-care, strain-level disease diagnostics and surveillance tool for complex fungal pathogens
(BioMed Central, 2019)
Background: Effective disease management depends on timely and accurate diagnosis to guide control measures. The capacity to distinguish between individuals in a pathogen population with specific properties such as fungicide ...
Collaborative research on Conservation Agriculture in Bajío, Mexico: continuities and discontinuities of partnerships
(Taylor & Francis, 2019)
Agricultural technologies are debated and contested. Studying the socio-political life of agricultural research can help us to understand why some particular technologies or pathways are favoured (and others not) and ...