Month: July 2015

Where to target Conservation Agriculture for African smallholders? How to Overcome Challenges Associated with its Implementation? experience from Eastern and Southern Africa

Author: Baudron, F.; Thierfelder, C.; Nyagumbo, I.; Gerard, B. Published in: Environments, 2015, vol. 2, p. 338–357   Since the paper by Giller et al. (2009), the debate surrounding the suitability of conservation agriculture (CA) for African smallholders has remained polarized between proponents...

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Drought tolerant maize for farmer adaptation to drought in sub-Saharan Africa : determinants of adoption in eastern and southern Africa

Author: Fisher, M., Tsedeke Abate; Lunduka, R.; Asnake, W.; Alemayehu, Y.; Madulu, R.B. Published in: Climatic Change, In press   In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), Bmaize is life,^ due to its importance to food security and economic wellbeing. Around 40 % of Africa’s maize-growing area faces occasional drought...

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Yield gain due to fungicide application in varieties of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum) resistant and susceptible to leaf rust

Authors: Morgounov, A.I.; Akin, B.; Demir, L.; Keser, M.; Kokhmetova, A.; Martynov, S.; Orhan, S.; Ozdemir, F.; Ozseven, I.; Sapakhova, Z.; Yessimbekova, M. Published in: Crop and Pasture Science 2015, vol. 66, no.7, p. 649-659   In three independent experiments in Turkey and Kazakhstan, winter...

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Impact of farmland exclosure on the productivity and sustainability of a mixed crop-livestock system in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia

Authors: Baudron, F.; Mamo, A; Tirfessa, D; Argaw, M. Published in: Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 2015, vol. 207, 109-118 p.   Livestock provides numerous benefits to smallholders in sub-Saharan Africa, but also represents a potential agent of environmental degradation. Exclosures...

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Response to S1 recurrent selection for resistance to two stem borers, Busseola fusca and Chilo partellus, in two tropical maize populations

Authors: Mwimali, M., Derera, J., Mugo, S.N., Tongoona, P. Published in: Euphytica, In Press.   Stem borers, Busseola fusca and Chilo partellus, are among the key devastating lepidopteran insect pests ofmaize causing grain yield losses.Recurrent selection studies for stem borer resistance in...

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