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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Climate change impacts and potential benefits of heat-tolerant maize in South Asia
(Springer Verlag, 2016)
Maize is grown by millions of smallholder farmers in South Asia (SA) under diverse environments. The crop is grown in different seasons in a year with varying exposure to weather extremes, including high temperatures at ...
Occupation choice in the agricultural and non-agricultural sectors by the rural youth and females in Bhutan
(Pakistan Agricultural Scientists Forum, 2017)
Using the information from the Bhutan Living Standard Surveys 2003, 2007 and 2012, and modeling occupation choice as a function of the characteristics of the sampled respondents, this study examines the agriculture and ...
Climate variability and change in Bihar, India : challenges and opportunities for sustainable crop production
Climate change and associated uncertainties have serious direct and indirect consequences for crop production and food security in agriculture-based developing regions. Long-term climate data analysis can identify climate ...
Impact of climate-change risk-coping strategies on livestock productivity and household welfare : empirical evidence from Pakistan
Using the primary datasets collected from 700 livestock farmers from all four major provinces of Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit Baltistan, this paper analyzes the impact of climate-change risk coping ...
Impact of direct rice-sowing technology on rice producers' earnings: empirical evidence from Pakistan
(Taylor and Francis Open, 2014)
Using the comprehensive data set collected from 238 rice producers during 2011, this study estimates the impact of direct seeding of rice-sowing technology on rice and wheat crop yields and farmers' earnings in Pakistan. ...
Impact of agricultural extension services on technology adoption and crops yield: empirical evidence from Pakistan
The present study was carried out in the rice-wheat area of Pakistani Punjab. The data for the study was collected from three main districts of central Punjab Province i.e. Gujranwala, Sheikhupura and Hafizabad. In total ...