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Food security and agriculture in the Western Highlands of Guatemala
Food security is a major challenge in Guatemala, one of the poorest countries in the world. Food insecurity is concentrated in the Western Highlands of Guatemala (WHG) where indigenous communities have been the main victims ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Beyond climate-smart agriculture: toward safe operating spaces for global food systems
(BioMed Central, 2013)
Agriculture is considered to be "climate-smart" when it contributes to increasing food security, adaptation and mitigation in a sustainable way. This new concept now dominates current discussions in agricultural development ...
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 ...
Maize landraces and adaptation to climate change in Mexico
(Taylor & Francis, 2014)