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Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development: Revealing Agriculture's Place in Africa

Publication Date: January, 2014

The Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development presents a broad range of geospatial data that relate to strategic agriculture policy, investment, and planning issues.

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Climate Zones for Crop Management

Publication Date: January, 2014

Agricultural climate zones represent ecological conditions farmers face based on moisture availability, length of growing period, and seasonality.

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Effects of Rainfall Variability on Maize Yields

Publication Date: January, 2014

Farmers in SSA depend largely on rainfed crops for food security and their livelihood.

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Impacts of Climate Change on Length of Growing Period

Publication Date: January, 2014

Projections show that climate changes between now and the 2050s may significantly affect the length of growing periods (LGP) in Africa.

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Influence of Aridity on Vegetation

Publication Date: January, 2014

The aridity index measures the adequacy of the precipitation to satisfy vegetation water requirements.

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Livestock and Mixed Crop-Livestock Systems

Publication Date: January, 2014
Livestock-producing agricultural systems cover 73 percent of Africa and stretch across several climates.
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Rainfall and Rainfall Variability

Publication Date: January, 2014

An average of less than 1,000 millimeters of rain falls per year across most of Africa.

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Rainfall Data Comparison

Publication Date: January, 2014

Regional rainfall data estimates for Africa can look significantly different depending on which data sources are used and how the data are analyzed.

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.

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