Tag: drought

Quantifying production losses due to drought and submergence of rainfed rice at the household level using remotely sensed MODIS data

Published in Agricultural Systems, 2014. Mottaleb, K.A.; Gumma, M.K.; Mishra, A.K.; Mohanty, S. Combining remotely sensed Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data with Bangladesh Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) data, this study estimates losses in rainfed rice production...

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Managing vulnerability to drought and enhancing livelihood resilience in sub-Saharan Africa: Technological, institutional and policy options

Published in Weather and Climate Extremes 3 : 67-79, 2014 Shiferaw, B.; Kindie Tesfaye Fantaye; Berresaw Menale Kassie; Abate, T.; Prasanna, B.M.; Menkir, A.  Agriculture and the economies of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are highly sensitive to climatic variability. Drought, in particular, represents...

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Managing vulnerability to drought and enhancing livelihood resilience in sub-Saharan Africa: Technological, institutional and policy options

Published in Weather and Climate Extremes 3 : 67-79, 2014  Shiferaw, B.; Kindie Tesfaye Fantaye; Berresaw Menale Kassie; Abate, T.; Prasanna, B.M.; Menkir, A.  Agriculture and the economies of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are highly sensitive to climatic variability. Drought, in particular, represents...

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Phenotyping for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Maize

Published in Journal of Integrative Plant Biology  54 (4): 138-149, 2012 Benhilda Masuka, Jose Luis Araus, Biswanath Das, Kai Sonder, Jill E. Cairns The ability to quickly develop germplasm having tolerance to several complex polygenic inherited abiotic and biotic stresses combined is critical to...

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Combining ability, heterosis and genetic diversity in tropical maize (Zea mays L.) under stress and non-stress conditions

Published in Euphytica  180(2): 143-162, 2011 Combining ability, heterosis and genetic diversity in tropical maize (Zea mays L.) under stress and non-stress conditions  Dan Makumbi, Javier F. Betrán, Marianne Bänziger and Jean-Marcel Ribaut  Drought and low soil fertility are considered the most important...

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The relative importance of drought and other water-related constraints for major food crops in South Asian farming systems

Published in Food Security 3(1):19-33 The relative importance of drought and other water-related constraints for major food crops in South Asian farming systems. Xiaoyun Li; Waddington, S.R.; Dixon, J.; Joshi, A.K.; Vicente, M.C. de Variation in water availability is a major source of risk for agricultural...

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Dual Alpha13C/Delta18O response to water and nitrogen availability and its relationship with yield in field-grown durum wheat.

Published in Plant Cell and Environment 34(3): 418-433, 2011 Dual Alpha13C/Delta18O response to water and nitrogen availability and its relationship with yield in field-grown durum wheat Cabrera-Bosquet L.; Albrizio, R.; Nogues, S.; Araus, J.L. The combined use of stable carbon and oxygen isotopes...

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