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Genetic divergence and diversity in Himalayan Puccinia striiformis populations from Bhutan, Nepal, and Pakistan
(American Phytopathological Society (APS), 2019)
The western Himalayan region in Pakistan has been shown to be the center of diversity of Puccinia striiformis; however, little is known about its genetic relations with the eastern part of the Himalayas. We studied the ...
Farmers’ preferences for high-input agriculture supported by site-specific extension services: evidence from a choice experiment in Nigeria
Agricultural extension to improve yields of staple food crops and close the yield gap in Sub-Saharan Africa often entails general recommendations on soil fertility management that are distributed to farmers in a large ...
Farming on the fringe: shallow groundwater dynamics and irrigation scheduling for maize and wheat in Bangladesh’s coastal delta
Further efforts are needed to combat poverty and agricultural productivity problems in the delta region of Bangladesh. Sustainable intensification of crop production through irrigation and production of cash crops such as ...
Can Bangladesh produce enough cereals to meet future demand?
Bangladesh faces huge challenges in achieving food security due to its high population, diet changes, and limited room for expanding cropland and cropping intensity. The objective of this study is to assess the degree to ...
An early warning system to predict and mitigate wheat rust diseases in Ethiopia
(IOP Publishing, 2019)
Wheat rust diseases pose one of the greatest threats to global food security, including subsistence farmers in Ethiopia. The fungal spores transmitting wheat rust are dispersed by wind and can remain infectious after ...
Progress in breeding for resistance to Ug99 and other races of the stem rust fungus in CIMMYT wheat germplasm
(Higher Education Press, 2019)
Races belonging to the Ug99 (TTKSK) lineage of the wheat stem rust fungus, carrying complex virulence combinations, and their migration to countries in Africa, Middle East and Asia continue to pose a significant threat to ...
Heterogeneous seed access and information exposure: implications for the adoption of drought-tolerant maize varieties in Uganda
Frequent droughts in sub-Saharan Africa imply water stress for rainfed agriculture and, ultimately, food insecurity, underlining the region’s vulnerability to climate change. Yet, in the maize-growing areas, farmers have ...
Productivity and production risk effects of adopting drought-tolerant maize varieties in Zambia
(Emerald Publishing Limited, 2019)
Productivity and production risks affect the use of agricultural production practices and inputs, particularly in developing countries. This paper aims to investigate the effects of adopting drought-tolerant maize varieties ...
Sub-Saharan african maize-based foods: processing practices, challenges and opportunities
(Taylor & Francis, 2019)
In vast swathes of Sub-Saharan Africa, maize is the staple food with consumption of up to 450 g/person/day. Additionally, maize is used as a weaning food for infants as well as for special ceremonies, caring for the sick, ...