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Index insurance and climate risk management: addressing social equity
Fair distribution of benefits from index insurance matters. Lack of attention to social equity can reinforce inequalities and undermine the potential index insurance holds as a tool for climate risk management that is also ...
Maize diversity, market access, and poverty reduction in the Western Highlands of Guatemala
(International Mountain Society, 2017)
The western highlands of Guatemala lie within the area where maize was first domesticated, and maize remains central to farmers' livelihood security. Over 50% of the population in the region are in poverty, and over 48% ...
The abandonment of maize landraces over the last 50 years in Morelos, Mexico: a tracing study using a multi-level perspective
Understanding the causes of maize landrace loss in farmers’ field is essential to design effective conservation strategies. These strategies are necessary to ensure that genetic resources are available in the future. ...
La importancia de los nichos de mercado. Un estudio de caso del maiz azul y del maiz para pozole en Mexico
(Sociedad Mexicana de Fitogenética, 2013)
Un enfoque central de la investigacion agricola en Mexico ha sido la generacion de variedades mejoradas de maiz (Zea mays L.) de alto rendimiento y su difusion, pese a que los maices criollos siguen desempeñando un papel ...
Pathogenomic analysis of wheat yellow rust lineages detects seasonal variation and host specificity
(Oxford University Press, 2017)
Recent disease outbreaks caused by (re-)emerging plant pathogens have been associated with expansions in pathogen geographic distribution and increased virulence. For example, in the past two decades’ wheat yellow (stripe) ...
Household energy consumption and its determinants in Timor-Leste
(Asian Development Bank Institute; Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 2016)
Using data from the 2007 Timor-Leste Living Standards Survey, this paper examines the determinants of household energy choices in Timor-Leste. The majority of households are dependent on dirty fuels such as fuelwood and ...
Estimating the economic impact of breeding nonspecific resistance to leaf rust in modern bread wheat
(American Phytopathological Society (APS), 1998)
Breeding for resistance to rust diseases in wheat is an example of productivity maintenance research. Productivity maintenance research is necessary to avoid contractions in the wheat supply curve that result from changes ...
Adoption and impact of high yielding wheat varieties in Northern Tunisia
This study assesses the extent to which durum and bread wheat high yielding varieties (HYVs) have been adopted by farmers in northern Tunisia, a region which accounts for more than 80 degrees ' of the nation's durum wheat ...