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Weather Risk: How Does It Change the Yield Benefits of Nitrogen Fertilizer and Improved Maize Varieties in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Publication Date: October, 2016

The purpose of this research was to explore how weather risk affects the value of nitrogen fertilizer use and improved seed variety adoption to Sub-Saharan African (SSA) maize farmers.

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Proximity to African Agricultural Markets, Down to the Last Kilometer

Publication Date: October, 2016

We use rasterized data on travel time to markets of varying size to characterize the spatial proximity to markets for agricultural producers in sub‐Saharan Africa.

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Where in the World are Crops Grown?

Publication Date: October, 2016

Given the important agricultural production and food access implications of geographical location, precisely where in the world are crops grown?

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Puccinia triticina: (Wheat Leaf Rust)

Publication Date: June, 2016

Section Titles: Background Information, Introduction, Known Distribution, Description and Biology, Host Crops and Other Plants, Potential Distribution

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Mononychellus tanajoa: (Cassava Green Mite)

Publication Date: April, 2016

Section Titles: Background Information, Introduction, Known Distribution, Description and Biology, Host Crops and Other Plants, Potential Distribution

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Fusarium graminearum: (Fusarium Head Blight)

Publication Date: March, 2016

Section Titles: Background Information, Introduction, Known Distribution, Description and Biology, Host Crops and Other Plants, Potential Distribution, Potential Impact in Africa

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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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Global High-Resolution Soil Profile Database for Crop Modeling Applications

Publication Date: October, 2015

One of the obstacles in applying advanced crop simulation models such as DSSAT at a grid-based platform is the lack of gridded soil input data at various resolutions.

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Puccinia graminis: (Wheat Stem Rust)

Publication Date: August, 2015

Section Titles: Background Information, Introduction, Known Distribution, Description and Biology, Host Crops and Other Plants, Potential Distribution

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Rethinking Yield Gaps

Publication Date: April, 2015

We clarify the terminology surrounding yield gaps, show that closing yield gaps is not necessarily economic, and conclude that food security will be better served by policies that directly enhance the productive capacity of agriculture to supply affordable food efficiently and sustainably.

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