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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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Farming Systems of Africa

Publication Date: January, 2014
Many farming systems in Africa exhibit a strong geographical pattern, extending across northern Africa and Africa south of the Sahara (SSA), reflecting a mix of factors, including climate, soils,
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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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Food Security in a World of Growing Natural Resource Scarcity: The Role of Agricultural Technologies

Publication Date: January, 2014

This study compares the effects that different technologies have on crop yields and resource use, particularly arable area, water, and nutrients.

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Food Security: Yield Gap

Publication Date: January, 2014

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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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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Influences of Agricultural Technology on the Size and Importance of Food Price Variability

Publication Date: January, 2014

This paper explores different dimensions of the role of agricultural technology in contributing to or mitigating the consequences of variability in agricultural production, both in the past and looking forward.

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Investing in the Livestock Sector, Why Good Numbers Matter: A Sourcebook for Decision Makers on How to Improve Livestock Data

Publication Date: January, 2014

This Sourcebook on livestock data summarizes the activities and outputs of the Livestock in Africa: Improving Data for Better Policies Project.

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