Month: August 2016

Does closing knowledge gaps close yield gaps? On-farm conservation agriculture trials and adoption dynamics in three smallholder farming areas in Zimbabwe

Authors: Cheesman, S.; Andersson, J.A.; Frossard, E. Published in: Journal of Agricultural Science, In press. On-farm demonstration-trials are a common strategy to introduce new technologies to farmers, while simultaneously evaluating these technologies’ performance under farmer conditions. The current...

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13C Natural Abundance of Serum Retinol Is a Novel Biomarker for Evaluating Provitamin A Carotenoid-Biofortified Maize Consumption in Male Mongolian Gerbils

Authors: Gannon, B.; Pungarcher, I.; Mourao, L.; Davis, C.R.; Simon, P.; Pixley, K.V.; Tanumihardjo, S.A. Published in: The Journal of Nutrition, July 2016, vol. 146, p. 1290-1297 Background: Crops such as maize, sorghum, and millet are being biofortified with provitamin A carotenoids to ensure adequate...

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