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Reconstituting family transitions of Sahelian western Niger 1950-2000: an agent-based modelling approach in a low data context
(Cybergeo : European Journal of Geography, 2013)
This research analyses the impacts of the family organization on the diversity of income sources and the sustainability and the dynamics of rainfed farming systems of Sahelian Niger, through an individual-centred agent-based ...
Understanding adaptive capacity and capacity to innovate in social–ecological systems: applying a gender lens
(Springer; Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 2016)
Effect of climate change on spring wheat yields in North America and Eurasia in 1981-2015 and implications for breeding
(Public Library of Science, 2018)
Wheat yield dynamic in Canada, USA, Russia and Kazakhstan from 1981 till 2015 was related to air temperature and precipitation during wheat season to evaluate the effects of climate change. The study used yield data from ...
Meteorological drought assessment in north east highlands of Ethiopia
(Emerald Publishing Limited, 2018)
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the patterns and trends of drought incidence in north east highlands of Ethiopia using monthly rainfall record for the period 1984-2014. Design/methodology/approach Standard ...
Does caste determine farmer access to quality information?
(Public Library of Science, 2019)
This paper explores the social inclusiveness of agricultural extension services in India. We estimate the probability and frequency of farmers’ access to extension services and resulting changes in crop income across ...
Meta-analyses of QTL for grain yield and anthesis silking interval in 18 maize populations evaluated under water-stressed and well-watered environments
(BioMed Central, 2013)
Background: Identification of QTL with large phenotypic effects conserved across genetic backgrounds and environments is one of the prerequisites for crop improvement using marker assisted selection (MAS). The objectives ...
Assessment of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris l.) Seed quality produced under different cropping systems by smallholder farmers in eastern Ethiopia
(African Scholarly Science Communications Trust, 2014)
One of the major causes of low yield of common bean in Ethiopia is the shortage and/or inaccessibility of high quality seed. In the Hararghe highlands of eastern Ethiopia, farmers often use common bean seeds produced both ...
Impact of adoption of drought-tolerant maize varieties on total maize production in south Eastern Zimbabwe
(Taylor & Francis, 2019)
Drought is a huge limiting factor in maize production, mainly in the rain-fed agriculture of sub-Saharan Africa. In response to this threat, drought-tolerant (DT) maize varieties have been developed with an aim to ensure ...
Who is quitting? An analysis of the dis-adoption of climate smart sorghum varieties in Tanzania
(Emerald Publishing Limited, 2019)
Purpose: New agricultural technologies are continuously generated and promoted for adoption by farmers with the expectation that they bring about higher benefits than older technologies. Yet, depending on the perceived ...
Impact of zero tillage adoption on household welfare in Pakistan
(Association of Agricultural Technology in Southeast Asia (AATSEA), 2013)
The current study was carried out to estimate the impact of zero tillage technology adoption on household welfare in Pakistan. For the study cross sectional data set was collected from 234 households in the rice-wheat area ...