Economic, Production, and Poverty Impacts of Investing in Maize Tolerant to Drought in Africa: An Ex-Ante Assessment

Publication Date: January, 2014

The potential impacts of investing in drought tolerant maize (DTM) in 13 countries of eastern, southern and western Africa were analyzed through an innovative economic surplus analysis framework, to identify where greatest economic returns and poverty reduction may be achieved.

Food Security in a World of Growing Natural Resource Scarcity: The Role of Agricultural Technologies

Publication Date: January, 2014

Authors use crop and impact models to examine which current and potential agricultural technologies offer solutions to fight hunger.

Combining a Climatic Niche Model of an Invasive Fungus with Its Host Species Distributions to Identify Risks to Natural Assets: Puccinia psidii Sensu Lato in Australia

Publication Date: May, 2013

We used CLIMEX to develop a semi-mechanistic global climatic niche model based on new data on the distribution and biology of P. psidii s.l. The model was validated using independent distribution data from recently invaded areas in Australia, China and Japan. We combined this model with distribution data of its potential Myrtaceae host plant species present in Australia to identify areas and ecosystems most at risk.

Right-Sizing Stem-Rust Research

Publication Date: April, 2013

We estimate global wheat losses over the past 50 years absent investments in research to limit impacts of stem rust and discuss how this can inform decisions about “right-sizing” research investments.

Measuring the Global Occurrence and Probabilistic Consequences of Wheat Stem Rust

Publication Date: April, 2013

This technical note describes the methods and data sources used to generate the results reported in: Pardey et al. (2013).

CLIMEX Modelling of the Potential Global Distribution of the Citrus Black Spot Disease Caused by Guignardia Citricarpa and the Risk Posed to Europe

Publication Date: February, 2013

Distributions of citrus black spot disease (caused by Guignardia citricarpa) in South Africa, Australia and Taiwan were used to develop a set of parameter values that provide a better fit to the known distribution of G. citricarpa.

Atlas of African Agriculture Research and Development: Preview

Publication Date: January, 2013

Part of a wide-ranging e-Atlas initiative that will showcase, through print and online resources, a variety of spatial data, tools, and services.

Comment on “Climatic Niche Shifts Are Rare Among Terrestrial Plant Invaders”

Publication Date: October, 2012

We draw attention to the limitations of their conceptual assumptions and the importance of niche shifts excluded from their analyses.

Climate Risk Management Through Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Publication Date: September, 2011

Empirical evidence has shown that farmers can adapt to climate change by using sustainable land and water management (SLWM) practices that provide local mitigation benefits, reducing or offsetting the negative effects of climate change at the level of the plot, farm, or even landscape. However, adaptation to climate change using SLWM practices in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remains low. This study was conducted to examine the impact of government policies on adaptation to climate change.

Provisioning and Regulatory Ecosystem Service Values in Agriculture

Publication Date: January, 2011

Section Titles:  Defining Agricultural Scenarios; Tier 1; Tier 2; Mapping the Impacts of Agriculture on Important Ecological Processes; Uncertainty; Limitations and Next Steps

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