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A multi-criteria GIS site selection for sustainable cocoa development in West Africa: A case study of Nigeria
Cocoa occupies 6 million hectares in humid coastal West Africa where 70% of the world supply is grown, 90% of which is produced on 2 million family farms of 2 hectares or less. Here, at least 16 million people depend on ...
Modeling the effect of a heat wave on maize production in the USA and its implications on food security in the developing world
This study uses geo-spatial crop modeling to quantify the biophysical impact of weather extremes. More specifically, the study analyzes the weather extreme which affected maize production in the USA in 2012; it also estimates ...
Identifying loci with breeding potential across temperate and tropical adaptation via EigenGWAS and EnvGWAS
Understanding the genomic basis of adaptation in maize is important for gene discovery and the improvement of breeding germplasm, but much remains a mystery in spite of significant population genetics and archaeological ...
Threats of tar spot complex disease of maize in the United States of America and its global consequences
(Springer Verlag, 2019)
The emergence and spread of new crop diseases threatens the global food security situation. Phyllachora maydis, one of the three fungal pathogens involved in Tar Spot Complex (TSC) of maize, a disease native to Latin ...
Improving agricultural knowledge management: The AgTrials experience [version 1; referees: 2 approved]
Background: Opportunities to use data and information to address challenges in international agricultural research and development are expanding rapidly. The use of agricultural trial and evaluation data has enormous ...
Base temperatures and degrees days development of 10 Mexican corn accessions
(Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Agrícolas, 2018)
The temperature variation of a place is a function of the elements and factors of the climate, which are altered to a greater or lesser extent by climate change, which is a challenge to determine the periods of thermal ...
Climate change and food security in the developing world: Potential of maize and wheat research to expand options for adaptation and mitigation
Maize and wheat are two of the most important food crops worldwide. Together with rice, they provide 30% of the food calories to 4.5 billion people in almost 100 developing countries. Predictions suggest that climate change ...
Predicted changes in suitability and agro climatic factors due to climate change for yam production in Nigeria
Monthly data outputs on rainfall and temperature from 18 SRES models for emission scenario obtained from CIAT and white yam production extracted from FAO's Ecocrop were utilized to predict changes in suitability and effect ...
Adapting maize production to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa
(Springer Verlag, 2013)
Given the accumulating evidence of climate change in sub-Saharan Africa, there is an urgent need to develop more climate resilient maize systems. Adaptation strategies to climate change in maize systems in sub-Saharan ...
Assessing high-impact spots of climate change: spatial yield simulations with Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) model
Drybeans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) are an important subsistence crop in Central America. Future climate change may threaten drybean production and jeopardize smallholder farmers’ food security. We estimated yield changes in ...