Month: April 2014

Inter-connection between land use/land cover change and herders’/farmers’ livestock feed resource management strategies: a case study from three Ethiopian eco-environments

Published in Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 188 : 150-162, 2014 Mekasha, A.; Gerard, B.; Kindie Tesfaye Fantaye;Nigatu, L.; Duncan, A.J. We assessed land use/land cover changes from remotely sensed satellite imagery and compared this with community perceptions on availability/use of livestock...

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Exploration of farmers’ preferences and perceptions of maize varieties: implications on development and adoption of quality protein maize (QPM) varieties in Zimbabwe

Published in Journal of Sustainable Development  7 (2) : 194-207, 2014 Machida, L.; Derera, J.; Tongoona, P.; Langyintuo, A.; MacRobert, J. Quality protein maize (QPM) technology is relatively new in Zimbabwe and farmer awareness of QPM was low. Participation of smallholder farmers in the development...

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Breeding progress in the pasta-making quality of durum wheat cultivars released in Italy and Spain during the 20th Century

Published in Crop and Pasture Science 65 (1) : 16-26, 2014 Joan Subira; Peña Bautista, R.J.; Alvaro, F.; Ammar, K.; Ramdani, A.; Royo, C. Genetic improvement of quality traits of durum wheat achieved in Italy and Spain during the 20th Century was investigated using an historical series of 12 cultivars...

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Molecular mapping across three populations reveals a QTL hotspot region on chromosome 3 for secondary traits associated with drought tolerance in tropical maize

Published in Molecular Breeding, 2014 Dias Almeida, G.; Nair, S.; Borem, A.; Cairns, J.; Trachsel, S.;Ribaut, J-M; Banziger, M.; Prasanna, B.M.; Crossa, J.; Babu, R. Identifying quantitative trait loci (QTL) of sizeable effects that are expressed in diverse genetic backgrounds across contrasting water...

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