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Re-orienting participatory plant breeding for wider impact
(Academic Journals, 2012)
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 ...
Impact pathways of trade liberalization on rural livelihoods: A case study of smallholder maize farmers in Mexico
(Universidad de Zaragoza. Cátedra de Cooperación para el Desarrollo; Red Española de Estudios del Desarrollo, 2012)
Research assessing the impacts of trade liberalization on poor rural populations can be divided into two categories: more quantitative research, assessing relationships between specific, measurable variables (such as changes ...
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 ...
Las variedades criollas del maíz, los mercados especializados y las estrategias de vida de los productores
(Asociación Ecología,Tecnología y Cultura en los Andes, 2013)
En Mexico, no obstante la gran inversion y los muchos años de influencia del mejoramiento formal e introduccion masiva de variedades mejoradas de maiz, los agricultores de pequeña escala siguen cultivando las variedades ...
Linking agricultural research with the agribusiness community from a pro-poor perspective: the importance of human capital development
Improved crop varieties are a key output of agricultural research and have contributed to significant increases in agricultural production and productivity However, the benefits from advances in plant breeding have often ...
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 ...
Adapting maize production to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa
(Springer Verlag, 2013)
Given the accumulating evidence of climate change in sub-Saharan Africa, there is an urgent need to develop more climate resilient maize systems. Adaptation strategies to climate change in maize systems in sub-Saharan ...
Crops that feed the world 6. Past successes and future challenges to the role played by maize in global food security
(Springer Verlag, 2011)
Maize is one of the most important food crops in the world and, together with rice and wheat, provides at least 30% of the food calories to more than 4.5 billion people in 94 developing countries. In parts of Africa and ...