Tag: sub-Saharan Africa

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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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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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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Genetic relationships and structure among open-pollinated maize varieties adapted to eastern and southern Africa using microsatellite markers

Published in Molecular Breeding, 2014 Fentaye Kassa Semagn; Magorokosho, C.; Ogugo, V.; Makumbi, D.; Warburton, M.L. Molecular characterization of open-pollinated maize varieties (OPVs) is fundamentally important in maize germplasm improvement. We investigated the extent of genetic differences, patterns...

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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 world...

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