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Effect of temperature on growth and sporulation of Botrytis fabae, and resistance reactions of Faba Bean against the Pathogen
(OMICS International, 2015)
Chocolate spot (Botrytis fabae) is a devastating disease of faba bean and reduces its production and productivity. Three controlled condition experiments were conducted to assess the effect of temperature on growth and ...
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 ...
Potential benefits of drought and heat tolerance for adapting maize to climate change in tropical environments
Climate change and population growth pose great challenges to the food security of the millions of people who grow maize in the already fragile agricultural systems in tropical environments. There is an urgent need for ...
Response to climate risks among smallholder farmers in Malawi : a multivariate probit assessment of the role of information, household demographics, and farm characteristics
Why do many smallholder farmers fail to adopt what appear to be relatively simple agronomic or management practices which can help them cope with climate-induced stressors? Using household and plot level data collected in ...
Index insurance and climate risk management : addressing social equity
(John Wiley and Sons, 2018)
Motivation Fair distribution of benefits from index insurance matters. Lack of attention to social equity can reinforce inequalities and undermine the potential index insurance holds as a tool for climate risk management ...
Analytic overview, 2018 : opportunities for strengthening gender and social equity in Ethiopia’s wheat sector
(CIMMYT; Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2018)
Community typology framed by normative climate for agricultural innovation, empowerment, and poverty reduction
(Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security, 2018)
This paper employs the concepts of gender norms and agency to advance understanding of inclusive agricultural innovation processes and their contributions to empowerment and poverty reduction at the village level. We present ...