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...
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...
Published in Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 197 : 137-146, 2014
Bellarby, J.; Stirling, C.; Vetter, S.H.; Berresaw Menale Kassie; Kanampiu, F.; Sonder, K.; Smith, P.; Hillier, J.
The world population is projected to increase to 9–10 billion by 2050, during which time it will be necessary...
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...
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...
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...
Published in Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 2013
Corbeels, M.; Graaff, Jan de; Ndah, T.H.; Penot, E.; Baudron, F.; Naudin, K.; Andrieu, N.; Chirat, G.; Schuler, J.; Nyagumbo, I.; Rusinamhodzi, L.;Traore, K.; Mzoba, H.D.; Adolwa, I.S.
Conservation agriculture (CA) is increasingly promoted...
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...
Published in Field Crops Research 134 (12): 1-10, 2012
M. Jamil, F.K. Kanampiu, H. Karaya, T. Charnikhova, H.J. Bouwmeester
Parasitism by the parasitic weed, Striga hermonthica (Striga), constitutes a major biological constraint to maize production in sub-Sahara Africa. Nutrient deficiency is known...
Published in Advances in Agronomy 114: 1-58, 2012
J.E. Cairns, K. Sonder, P.H. Zaidi, N. Verhulst, G. Mahuku, R. Babu, S.K. Nair, B. Das, B. Govaerts, M.T. Vinayan, Z. Rashid, J.J. Noor, P. Devi, F. San Vicente and B.M. Prasanna
Plant breeding and improved management options have made remarkable...