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    Probability weighting and input use intensity in a state-contingent framework

    Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017
    Climate risk represents an increasing threat to poor and vulnerable farmers in drought-prone areas of Africa. This study assesses the fertilizer adoption responses of food insecure farmers in Malawi, where Drought Tolerant (DT) maize was recently introduced. A field experiment, eliciting risk attitudes of farmers, is combined with a detailed farm household survey.
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    Adoption of drought tolerant maize varieties under rainfall stress in Malawi

    Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017
    This paper examines adoption of drought tolerant (DT) maize varieties under rainfall stress in Malawi using a Mundlak-Chamberlain panel Probit model with a Control Function approach. DT maize varieties is a promising technology that has the capacity to help smallholder farmers adapt to drought risks.
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    The Future of rice security under climate change

    Centre For Non-Traditional Security Studies, 2016
    Food systems are climate and weather dependent; heat stress and changes in rainfall patterns and relative humidity are likely to regulate crop yields. Elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) are likely to directly and indirectly bring new challenges to the stability and sustainability of global food production including rice.
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    Crops, crop pests and climate change - why Africa needs to be better prepared

    Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2015
    Ongoing investments in agriculture will not deliver for Africa until the destabilising nature of crop pest events, especially shock outbreak events, are addressed. As a result of climate change, the prevalence of crop pests will change and the frequency of shock pest events will increase, putting agricultural systems at risk.
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    Environmental characterisation to guide breeding decisions in a changing climate

    Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2015
    Agriculture faces and will continue to face multiple challenges. Most notably, the need to meet food demand for a rapidly growing and urbanising population under increasingly variable and warmer climates.
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    Gender dimensions on farmers’ preferences for direct-seeded rice with drum seeder in India

    Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016
    Transplanting is the dominant mode of rice establishment in India. Transplanted rice requires more labour and water and emits more greenhouse gases into the environment than DSR. In the past, DSR was mainly practiced in areas with low population density and where low or uncertain water availability prevented intensification of rice systems.
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    Gender dynamics in rice-farming households in Vietnam: a literature review

    Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016
    This literature review is part of the CCAFS program on low emission agriculture flagship of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security.
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    Local, reliable and timely agro-climatic information: a requirement of Colombian farmers

    Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016
    Awareness of climatic information relevant for future decisions through climatic forecasts is not enough to support farmer’s decision-making. It is necessary to look for agricultural management alternatives that allow farmers to adapt to climatic conditions and implement efficient and sustainable management systems, within a framework of effective communication with farmers.
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    Climate-Smart Agriculture in Senegal

    Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016
    The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects an ambition to improve the integration of agriculture development and climate responsiveness. It aims to achieve food security and broader development goals under a changing climate and increasing food demand.
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    Transitioning to more sustainable, low-emissions agriculture in Brazil

    Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016
    Sustainability, traceability, and branding for final consumers have been a component of market development of coffee for two decades in Brazil, but only just started in the beef sector. Sustainability initiatives for coffee have enjoyed high price premiums and support from cooperatives to make this possible. Efforts in the cattle and beef sector are more recent and still in a pilot phase.

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