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Genomic prediction of genotype x environment interaction kernel regression models
(Crop Science Society of America, 2016)
In genomic selection (GS), genotype × environment interaction (G × E) can be modeled by a marker × environment interaction (M × E). The G × E may be modeled through a linear kernel or a nonlinear (Gaussian) kernel. In this ...
Can sub-Saharan Africa feed itself?
(National Academy of Sciences, 2016)
Although global food demand is expected to increase 60% by 2050 compared with 2005/2007, the rise will be much greater in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Indeed, SSA is the region at greatest food security risk because by 2050 ...
Access to safe drinking water and human health: empirical evidence from rural Bhutan
(IWA Publishing, 2016)
Provision of safe drinking water is essential for the promotion of human well-being. This paper makes an attempt to examine the patterns of access to drinking water, identify and analyze the factors that influence households ...
Economic benefits of climate-smart agricultural practices to smallholder farmers in the Indo-Gangetic Plains of India
(Current Science Association, 2016)
Impact of dynamic land use and land cover changes on the livelihood of local communities and ecosystem services is a major concern. This is particularly evident in most dryland agricultural systems in South Asia. We study ...
Detection of wheat stem rust races TTHSK and PTKTK in the Ug99 race group in Kenya in 2014
(American Phytopathological Society, 2016)
Wheat stem rust, caused by Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici, causes severe losses in wheat production under epidemic conditions. The detection of isolate Ug99 in east Africa (Pretorius et al. 2000) has raised global concerns ...
Growing the service economy for sustainable wheat intensification in the Eastern Indo - Gangetic Plains: lessons from custom hiring services for zero-tillage
(Springer Verlag, 2016)
Zero-tillage (ZT) is a proven technology for enhancing wheat productivity and, hence, food security in the Indo-Gangetic Plains, while reducing production costs. However, very few farmers possess their own tractors much ...
But what do rural consumers in Africa think about GM Food?
(University of Missouri-Columbia, 2016)
So far, few African countries have accepted genetically modified (GM) crops, despite their high potential for increasing food production. The opinion of African consumers is missing in the debate, especially of those in ...
The influence of gender and product design on farmers’ preferences for weather-indexed crop insurance
Theoretically, weather-index insurance is an effective risk reduction option for small-scale farmers in low income countries. Renewed policy and donor emphasis on bridging gender gaps in development also emphasizes the ...
Enhancing smallholder access to agricultural machinery services: lessons from Bangladesh
(Taylor & Francis, 2016)
Resource poor smallholders in developing countries often lack access to capital goods such as farm machinery. Enabling adequate access through machinery services can thereby significantly contribute to food security and ...