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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 ...
Economic benefits of blast-resistant biofortified wheat in Bangladesh : the case of BARI Gom 33
The first occurrence of wheat blast in 2016 threatened Bangladesh's already precarious food security situation. The Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), together with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement ...
Resource scarcity gradients and agricultural technologies: Scoping implications in the post-green revolution Indo-Gangetic Plains
The green revolution converted the Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP) into South Asia's cereal basket. The recent slowdown in cereal productivity growth and continuing poverty in the IGP pose a major challenge to agricultural ...
Conservation agriculture in maize- and wheat-based systems in the (Sub)tropics: Lessons from adaptation initiatives in South Asia, Mexico, and Southern Africa
Conservation agriculture's underlying principles—minimal soil disturbance, soil cover and crop rotation—are increasingly recognized as essential for sustainable agriculture. This article summarizes three contrasting cases ...
Assessing farmer use of climate change adaptation practices and impacts on food security and poverty in Pakistan
Climate change is set to be particularly disruptive in poor agricultural communities. We assess the factors influencing farmers’ choice of climate change adaptation practices and associated impacts on household food security ...
Predicting minimum tillage adoption among smallholder farmers using microlevel and policy variables
(SpringerOpen; Springer Verlag; Società Italiana di Economia Agraria, 2017)
Minimum tillage combined with mulching (MTM) is critical to conservation agriculture, yet its use by smallholder farmers raises challenging questions regarding adoption, diffusion and scaling at farm level. In this paper, ...
Weather index insurance for managing drought risk in smallholder agriculture : lessons and policy implications for sub-Saharan Africa
(SpringerOpen; Springer Verlag; Società Italiana di Economia Agraria, 2015)
This paper reviews recent advances in, and challenges for, weather index insurance for managing drought risk in smallholder agriculture, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Despite its promise to integrate local agricultural ...
Impact of zero tillage adoption on household welfare in Pakistan
The current study was carried out to estimate the impact of zero tillage technology adoption on household welfare in Pakistan. For the study cross sectional data set was collected from 234 households in the rice-wheat area ...