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Food security, sweet potato production, and proximity to markets in northern Ghana
(Canadian Science Publishing, 2017)
Debates concerning how to achieve food security tend to fall into one of two camps. The first is that high-technology, market-oriented approaches promise to enhance agricultural productivity and improve food security. The ...
The situation of women in the agribusiness sector in Africa
(Ndede Amadi & Henry Bwisa, 2017)
This practical note syntheses the proceedings of a gender forum on women in agribusiness, which took place in Nairobi, Kenya in April 2015. The workshop session of the forum focused on two themes: financing options and ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Yellow Rust epidemics worldwide were caused by Pathogen Races from divergent genetic lineages
(Frontiers Media, 2017)
We investigated whether the recent worldwide epidemics of wheat yellow rust were driven by races of few clonal lineage(s) or populations of divergent races. Race phenotyping of 887 genetically diverse Puccinia striiformis ...
Too much to handle? Pesticide dependence of smallholder vegetable farmers in Southeast Asia
This study aimed to understand farmers' knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding agricultural pest management and synthetic pesticide use in Southeast Asia. Data were used from 900 farm households producing leaf mustard ...
Comparison of genetic diversity between Chinese and American soybean (Glycine max (L.)) accessions revealed by high-density SNPs
(Frontiers Media, 2017)
Soybean is one of the most important economic crops for both China and the United States (US). The exchange of germplasm between these two countries has long been active. In order to investigate genetic relationships between ...
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 ...
Farmers' prioritization of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) technologies
(Elsevier Masson, 2017)
Addressing climate change impacts on agriculture is special challenge. There are number of factors that influence the extent to which farmers in a particular location adopt CSA technologies. This study applied a participatory ...