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Could farmer interest in a diversity of seed attributes explain adoption plateaus for modern maize varieties in Malawi?
This study uses new data from a household survey (n = 179) in Mulanje District, Malawi to examine whether the observed adoption plateaus for modern maize varieties in Malawi partly reflect farmer interest in a diversity ...
Household, community, and policy determinants of food insecurity in rural Malawi
This study examines how socio-economic characteristics of households, local conditions, and public programmes are associated with the probability that a farm household in rural Malawi is food insecure. The statistical ...
Maize diversity and gender: research from Mexico
In the future, more food will be needed to feed a growing world population. Highyielding crop varieties will play a key role in meeting this challenge. This article draws on research undertaken by the International Maize ...
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 ...
Gender, nutrition- and climate-smart food production: Opportunities and trade-offs
(Springer Verlag, 2013)
Future food and nutrition security is threatened by climate change, overexploitation of natural resources and pervasive social inequalities. Promising solutions are often technology-focused and not necessarily developed ...
Economic benefits of climate-smart agricultural practices to smallholder farmers in the Indo-Gangetic Plains of India
(Current Science Association, 2016)
Impact of dynamic land use and land cover changes on the livelihood of local communities and ecosystem services is a major concern. This is particularly evident in most dryland agricultural systems in South Asia. We study ...
What’s the missing link? : reviewing Climate Change Polices in context of Indian agricultural sector
(Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2015)
Government of India has recently announced for special funds like National adaptation fund to handle market risks arising due to climatic variability. The operational protocol of this fund and other forthcoming initiatives have ...
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 ...
Assessing the performance of the photo-acoustic infrared gas monitor for measuring CO2, N2O, and CH4 fluxes in two major cereal rotations
Rapid, precise, and globally comparable methods for monitoring greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes are required for accurate GHG inventories from different cropping systems and management practices. Manual gas sampling followed ...