Tag: Food security

How can we improve crop genotypes to increase stress resilience and productivity in a future climate? A new crop screening method based on productivity and resistance to abiotic stress

The need to accelerate the selection of crop genotypes that are both resistant to and productive under abiotic stress is enhanced by global warming and the increase in demand for food by a growing world population. In this paper, we propose a new method for evaluation of wheat genotypes in terms of...

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Identification of Genomic Associations for Adult Plant Resistance in the Background of Popular South Asian Wheat Cultivar, PBW343

Rusts, a fungal disease as old as its host plant wheat, an enemy as old as wheat, has caused havoc for over 8,000 years. As the rust pathogens can evolve into new virulent races which quickly defeat to qualitative or vertical the resistance that primarily rely on race specificity over time, adult...

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Variation in developmental patterns among elite wheat lines and relationships with yield, yield components and spike fertility

Developmental patterns strongly influence spike fertility and grain number, which are primarily deter-mined during the stem elongation period (i.e. time between terminal spikelet phase and anthesis). It has been proposed that the length of the stem elongation phase may, to an extent, affect grain...

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The effect of major income sources on rural household food (in)security : evidence from Swaziland and implications for policy

Authors: Mabuza, M.L.; Ortmann, G.F.; Wale, E.; Mutenje, M. Published in : Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 2016, vol.55, no.2, p.209-230 The aim of this article was to investigate the food (in)security effect of household income generated from major economic activities in rural Swaziland. From a sample...

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Production risks and food security under alternative technology choices in Malawi: application of a multinomial endogenous switching regression

Published in Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2014. Kassie, M.; Adefris Teklewold; Marenya, P.; Jaleta Debello Moti; Erenstein, O. Employing nationally representative data, we investigate the impact of Sustainable Intensification Practices (SIPs) on farm households’ food security, downside risk...

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12th Asian Maize Conference and Expert Consultation on maize for food, feed, nutrition and environmental security; Bangkok (Thailand), 30-1 Oct-Nov 2014 : proceedings

12th Asian Maize Conference and Expert Consultation on maize for food, feed, nutrition and environmental security; Bangkok (Thailand), 30-1 Oct-Nov 2014 : proceedings. 2015. Paroda, R.; Prasanna, B.M.; Dasgupta, B.M.S.; Jat, M.L. (eds.). Bangkok (Thailand): APAARI / CIMMYT / FAO / Thailand Department...

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