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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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    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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    Climate change and poverty in Africa: mapping hotspots of vulnerability

    African Association of Agricultural Economists, 2008
    Climate change and increasing climate variability threaten the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Some of the worst effects on human health and agriculture will be in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in vulnerable regions.
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    Global farming systems study: challenges and priorities to 2030

    Rural Development Strategy Team, World Bank, 2001
    For more than a decade, the proportion of internationally supported public investment directed at agriculture and the rural sector in developing countries has been declining. Moreover, this is occuring at a time in which the process of globalisation is changing patters of trade and investment, placing agricultural producers and communities under tremendous pressure to adapt in order to survive.