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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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Population Dynamics and Management of Diamondback Moth (Plutella xylostella) in China: The Relative Contributions of Climate, Natural Enemies and Cropping Patterns

Publication Date: April, 2016

The model simulates the phenology and abundance patterns in the population dynamics across the climatic gradient in China reasonably well.

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Poisoned Chalice: Toxin Accumulation in Crops in the Era of Climate Change

Publication Date: January, 2016

Section Titles: Climate Changes Trigger Accumulation of Toxins in Crops; Contamination Pathways - Implications for Crops, Animals, and People; Remediating Toxic Contamination in Plants and Animals; I

Moving Matters: The Effect of Location on Crop Production

Publication Date: March, 2015

Our new spatial output indexes show that 16 to 21 percent of the increase in U.S. corn output over the 128 years beginning in 1879 was attributable to spatial movement in production.

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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.

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.

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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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.