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The Landscape of Farming: An Exploration of Spatial Bio-Economic Characterization Approaches

Publication Date: November, 2015

This dissertation consists of three inter-related but standalone papers focused on the theme of measuring the spatial, bio-economic attributes of production agriculture.

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Essays on Agricultural Production, Risk, and Productivity

Publication Date: February, 2015

This dissertation takes two different research perspectives to address the central theme of agricultural production and productivity.

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Measuring the Effectiveness of Crop Improvement Research

Measuring the Effectiveness of Crop Improvement Research in Sub-Saharan Africa from the Perspectives of Varietal Output, Adoption, and Change: 20 Crops, 30 Countries, and 1150 Cultivars in Farmers’ Fields

Publication Date: July, 2014

A synthesis report on the results of a CGIAR project: Diffusion and Impact of Improved Varieties in Africa (DIIVA) Project – the first major study to focus on the diffusion of improved crop varieties

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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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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.

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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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Land Productivity for Staple Food Crops

Publication Date: January, 2014

Almost three-quarters of Africa’s harvested agricultural land is devoted to the production of staple food crops, but only about one-third of that land generates annual output worth more than $500 from

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Maize Yield Potential

Publication Date: January, 2014

The maize yield analysis and mapping shown here helps target and prioritize specific geographic areas where researchers and farmers can work to overcome common sets of production constraints to enh

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Developing Consistent Marginal Effect Estimates in a Simultaneous Equation Model with Limited Dependent Variables

Publication Date: March, 2013

We demonstrate that Theil-type variance corrections are required to obtain consistent marginal effect estimates in Nelson-Olsen's two-stage limited dependent variable (2SLDV) model.

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What Is the Irrigation Potential for Africa? A Combined Biophysical and Socioeconomic Approach

Publication Date: December, 2011

"This paper analyzes the large, dam-based and small-scale irrigation investment potential in Africa based on agronomic, hydrologic, and economic factors. We find significant profitable irrigation potential for both small-scale and large-scale systems."

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