Tag: sub-Saharan Africa

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...

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...

Combining ability of maize (Zea mays) inbred lines resistant to Striga hermonthica (Del.) Benth evaluated under artificial Striga infestation

Published in African Journal of Agricultural Research 9 (16) : 1287-1295, 2014 Karaya, H.; Njoroge, K.; Mugo, S.; Ariga, E.S.; Kanampiu, F.; Nderitu, J.  The parasitic weed Striga affects maize on an estimated 20 million ha in Africa, making it a major cause of maize yield reduction from near...

Adapting maize production to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa

Published in Food Security, 2013 Jill E. Cairns, Jon Hellin, Kai Sonder, José Luis Araus, John F. MacRobert, Christian Thierfelder and  B. M. Prasanna Given the accumulating evidence of climate change in sub-Saharan Africa, there is an urgent need to develop more climate resilient maize systems. Adaptation...
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