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U-impact pathway for diagnosis and impact assessment of crop improvement
Agricultural research has contributed enormously to poverty reduction and increased food security worldwide. Wheat crop improvement is a good example of this contribution. Public investments in wheat research from the Green ...
Forty years of farming systems classification for enhanced food security and poverty reduction
Further progress towards improved food security and rural incomes and realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) requires a substantial increase in agricultural production, particularly of cereal crops such as ...
Collective action for smallholder market access
The opportunity for smallholders to raise their incomes increasingly depends on their ability to compete in the market; yet there are many failures in rural markets in developing countries that make it difficult for them ...
Re-orienting participatory plant breeding for wider impact
This paper concerns the need to re-conceptualise participatory crop improvement in order to explore new ways of making the outcomes of scientific plant breeding and knowledge production more effective, accessible and ...
The metal silo: An effective grain storage technology for reducing post-harvest insect and pathogen losses in maize while improving smallholder farmers' food security in developing countries
Traditional storage practices in developing countries cannot guarantee protection against major storage pests of staple food crops like maize, leading to 20?30% grain losses, particularly due to post-harvest insect pests ...
Crops that feed the world 6. Past successes and future challenges to the role played by maize in global food security
(Springer Verlag, 2011)
Maize is one of the most important food crops in the world and, together with rice and wheat, provides at least 30% of the food calories to more than 4.5 billion people in 94 developing countries. In parts of Africa and ...
Increasing the impacts of participatory research
Farmer participation in agricultural research can improve the efficiency and impact of the research. This functional component of participatory research includes the identification of traits that guide crop breeders' work. ...
Adoption and economic impact of improved wheat varieties in the developing world
During the past century wheat breeders have produced a large number of genetically improved wheat lines and varieties. This activity has led to widespread adoption of improved varieties, a steady increase in average wheat ...
Linking agricultural research with the agribusiness community from a pro-poor perspective: the importance of human capital development
Improved crop varieties are a key output of agricultural research and have contributed to significant increases in agricultural production and productivity However, the benefits from advances in plant breeding have often ...