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Overview of stem rust epidemics in eastern Africa and races causing the epidemics
(USDA; GRRC Aarhus Universitet; CIMMYT, 2016)
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Pathways to sustainable intensification in Eastern and Southern Africa: looking forward, achieving impact
Nearly a decade and a half into the 21st century, hunger and malnutrition are still harsh realities for more than one billion people around the world. In addition to this, the challenge of feeding a growing world population ...
Genomic prediction of genotype x environment interaction kernel regression models
(Crop Science Society of America, 2016)
In genomic selection (GS), genotype × environment interaction (G × E) can be modeled by a marker × environment interaction (M × E). The G × E may be modeled through a linear kernel or a nonlinear (Gaussian) kernel. In this ...
Access to safe drinking water and human health: empirical evidence from rural Bhutan
(IWA Publishing, 2016)
Provision of safe drinking water is essential for the promotion of human well-being. This paper makes an attempt to examine the patterns of access to drinking water, identify and analyze the factors that influence households ...
Enhancing smallholder access to agricultural machinery services: lessons from Bangladesh
(Taylor & Francis, 2016)
Resource poor smallholders in developing countries often lack access to capital goods such as farm machinery. Enabling adequate access through machinery services can thereby significantly contribute to food security and ...
Climate change impacts and potential benefits of heat-tolerant maize in South Asia
(Springer Verlag, 2016)
Maize is grown by millions of smallholder farmers in South Asia (SA) under diverse environments. The crop is grown in different seasons in a year with varying exposure to weather extremes, including high temperatures at ...
Framework, guidelines and governance for designing local adaptation plan of action to mainstream climate smart villages in India
The major challenges being faced by Agriculture globally are degradation of natural resources and increasing frequency of climate change induced risks. In pre-green revolution period, the farmers practiced a more resilient ...
Participation in rural land rental markets in Sub-Saharan Africa: who benefits and by how much? evidence from Malawi and Zambia
(Oxford University Press; Agricultural and Applied Economics Association; Wiley, 2016)
We use nationally representative household-level panel survey data in two neighboring countries in Southern Africa—Zambia and Malawi—to characterize the current status of rural land rental market participation by smallholder ...
Assessing high-impact spots of climate change: spatial yield simulations with Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) model
(Springer Verlag, 2016)
Drybeans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) are an important subsistence crop in Central America. Future climate change may threaten drybean production and jeopardize smallholder farmers’ food security. We estimated yield changes ...