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  1. There is an increasing need for West African Sahel farmers to be availed with appropriate technologies and management practices that sustainably increase productivity and resilience, while reducing greenhouse ...

    Authors: Robert Zougmoré, Abdulai Jalloh and Andre Tioro
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2014 3:16
  2. Globally, high amounts of food are wasted due to insufficient quality and decay. Although pollination has been shown to increase crop quality, a possible impact on shelf life has not been quantitatively studied.

    Authors: Björn Kristian Klatt, Felix Klaus, Catrin Westphal and Teja Tscharntke
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2014 3:14
  3. International research for development is under increasing pressure to demonstrate development outcomes that enhance people’s food security and well-being while preserving the natural resource base. The CGIAR ...

    Authors: Wiebke Förch, Patti Kristjanson, Laura Cramer, Carlos Barahona and Philip K Thornton
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2014 3:13
  4. Ethiopia encompasses an extraordinary number of ecological zones and plant diversity. However, the diversity of plants is highly threatened due to lack of institutional capacity, population pressure, land degr...

    Authors: Mekuanent Tebkew, Zebene Asfaw and Solomon Zewudie
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2014 3:12
  5. Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) addresses the challenge of meeting the growing demand for food, fibre and fuel, despite the changing climate and fewer opportunities for agricultural expansion on additional lan...

    Authors: Kerri L Steenwerth, Amanda K Hodson, Arnold J Bloom, Michael R Carter, Andrea Cattaneo, Colin J Chartres, Jerry L Hatfield, Kevin Henry, Jan W Hopmans, William R Horwath, Bryan M Jenkins, Ermias Kebreab, Rik Leemans, Leslie Lipper, Mark N Lubell, Siwa Msangi…
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2014 3:11
  6. The 23rd Annual Dialogue series at the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation aimed at suggesting important inputs in the regulatory process for the approval and commercialisation of genetically modified crops.

    Authors: Rajalakshmi Swaminathan and Ajay Parida
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2014 3:10
  7. This paper examined the effect of variety attributes on adoption of improved sorghum varieties in Kenya. Using data from a random sample of 140 farmers, a multivariate probit was used to identify variety-speci...

    Authors: Anne Gesare Timu, Richard Mulwa, Julius Okello and Mercy Kamau
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2014 3:9
  8. Despite low rice yield levels in Tanzania, the country is the leading producer in Eastern and Southern Africa. Given that this business is dominated by smallholder farmers and that the country is endowed with ...

    Authors: Costancia Peter Rugumamu
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2014 3:7
  9. Climate change is expected to have an impact on food production, processing and transport systems. While food systems have become globalized in recent decades, interest has re-emerged for local production and ...

    Authors: Gillian Hall, Alison Rothwell, Tim Grant, Bronwyn Isaacs, Laura Ford, Jane Dixon, Martyn Kirk and Sharon Friel
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2014 3:6
  10. Food insecurity is a major world problem, with ca. 870 million people in the world being chronically undernourished. Most of these people live in tropical, developing regions and rely on smallholder farming fo...

    Authors: Peter R Steward, Gorm Shackelford, Luísa G Carvalheiro, Tim G Benton, Lucas A Garibaldi and Steven M Sait
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2014 3:5
  11. In the past half dozen years, farmers and professionals working with them in several Asian and African countries have begun adapting and extrapolating what they have learned from and about the system of rice i...

    Authors: Binju Abraham, Hailu Araya, Tareke Berhe, Sue Edwards, Biksham Gujja, Ram Bahadur Khadka, Yang S Koma, Debashish Sen, Asif Sharif, Erika Styger, Norman Uphoff and Anil Verma
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2014 3:4
  12. The accelerating disappearance of the Earth’s wild plants and animals constitutes a fundamental threat to the wellbeing and even the survival of humankind. Biodiversity from terrestrial, marine, coastal and in...

    Authors: Zakri Abdul Hamid
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2013 2:16
  13. Agriculture is considered to be “climate-smart” when it contributes to increasing food security, adaptation and mitigation in a sustainable way. This new concept now dominates current discussions in agricultur...

    Authors: Henry Neufeldt, Molly Jahn, Bruce M Campbell, John R Beddington, Fabrice DeClerck, Alessandro De Pinto, Jay Gulledge, Jonathan Hellin, Mario Herrero, Andy Jarvis, David LeZaks, Holger Meinke, Todd Rosenstock, Mary Scholes, Robert Scholes, Sonja Vermeulen…
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2013 2:12
  14. The objectives of this study are twofold. First, it attempts to show the general situation and production trend of rice. Then by relating it to the current status and future potential, it proposes that reachin...

    Authors: Ghose Bishwajit, Sajeeb Sarker, Marce-Amara Kpoghomou, Hui Gao, Liu Jun, Daogen Yin and Sharmistha Ghosh
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2013 2:10
  15. In Uganda, nearly 1.4 million people are currently food insecure, with the prevalence of food energy deficiency at the country level standing at 37%. Local farmers are vulnerable to starvation in times of envi...

    Authors: Nelson Turyahabwe, Willy Kakuru, Mnason Tweheyo and David Mwesigye Tumusiime
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2013 2:5
  16. The objective of this study was to develop a core collection of Triticum and Aegilops species as a resource for the identification and characterization of wheat lines with preventive activity against chronic dise...

    Authors: Meenakshi Santra, Shawna B Matthews and Henry J Thompson
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2013 2:4
  17. Food security exists when every person has physical and economic access at all times to healthy and nutritious food in sufficient quantity. There are three fundamental pillars in achieving food security. The f...

    Authors: Msafiri Daudi Mbaga
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2013 2:3
  18. Conventional agriculture is increasingly based on highly specialized, highly productive farms. It has been suggested that 1) this specialization leads to farms that lack resilience to changing market and envir...

    Authors: David J Abson, Evan DG Fraser and Tim G Benton
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2013 2:2
  19. A World Food Preservation Center (WFPC) is proposed in response to a pending civilization-threatening food shortage and our limited ability to adequately increase food production. Some estimates put losses of ...

    Authors: Charles L Wilson
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2013 2:1
  20. The Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton public-private partnership (PPP) project in East Africa was designed to gather baseline data on the effect of Bt cotton on biodiversity and the possibility of gene flow to w...

    Authors: Obidimma C Ezezika, Justin Mabeya and Abdallah S Daar
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2012 1(Suppl 1):S8

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 1 Supplement 1

  21. Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa (VIRCA) is an agricultural biotechnology public-private partnership (PPP) comprising the Donald Danforth Plant Sciences Center (DDPSC), National Agricultural Research Organiz...

    Authors: Obidimma C Ezezika, Justin Mabeya and Abdallah S Daar
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2012 1(Suppl 1):S7

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 1 Supplement 1

  22. Maize is the most important staple food in Kenya; any reduction in production and yield therefore often becomes a national food security concern. To address the challenge posed by the maize stem borer, the Ins...

    Authors: Justin Mabeya and Obidimma C Ezezika
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2012 1(Suppl 1):S6

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 1 Supplement 1

  23. Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, has been the world’s largest cowpea importer since 2004. The country is currently in the early phases of confined field trials for two genetically modified crops: Bacillus...

    Authors: Obidimma C Ezezika and Abdallah S Daar
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2012 1(Suppl 1):S5

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 1 Supplement 1

  24. The case of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) maize in Egypt presents a unique perspective on the role of trust in agricultural biotechnology (agbiotech) public-private partnerships (PPPs). This is especially relevant ...

    Authors: Obidimma C Ezezika and Abdallah S Daar
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2012 1(Suppl 1):S4

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 1 Supplement 1

  25. In 1999, South Africa became the first African country to approve commercial production of subsistence genetically modified (GM) maize. The introduction of GM crop technology is often met with skepticism by st...

    Authors: Obidimma C Ezezika, Robin Lennox and Abdallah S Daar
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2012 1(Suppl 1):S3

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 1 Supplement 1

  26. Agricultural biotechnology public-private partnerships (PPPs) have been recognized as having great potential in improving agricultural productivity and increasing food production in sub-Saharan Africa. However...

    Authors: Obidimma C Ezezika, Kathryn Barber and Abdallah S Daar
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2012 1(Suppl 1):S2

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 1 Supplement 1

  27. Agricultural biotechnology public-private partnerships (PPPs) have been recognized as necessary for improving agricultural productivity and increasing food production in sub-Saharan Africa. However, there are ...

    Authors: Obidimma C Ezezika and Jessica Oh
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2012 1(Suppl 1):S1

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 1 Supplement 1

  28. Agricultural soils contribute towards the emission of CH4 (mainly from paddy fields) and N2O (from N-fertilizer application), the two important greenhouse gases causing global warming. Most studies had developed ...

    Authors: Satyendra Nath Mishra, Sudip Mitra, Latha Rangan, Subashisha Dutta and Pooja Singh
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2012 1:16
  29. Subsistence farmers are among the people most vulnerable to current climate variability. Climate models predict that climate change will lead to warmer temperatures, increasing rainfall variability, and increa...

    Authors: Tannis Thorlakson and Henry Neufeldt
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2012 1:15
  30. Eating patterns are important for building sustainable food and agricultural systems. This paper begins by presenting the main features of eating patterns worldwide. These eating patterns include the relative ...

    Authors: Hervé Guyomard, Béatrice Darcy-Vrillon, Catherine Esnouf, Michèle Marin, Marie Russel and Marion Guillou
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2012 1:13
  31. For agricultural systems to achieve climate-smart objectives, including improved food security and rural livelihoods as well as climate change adaptation and mitigation, they often need to be take a landscape ...

    Authors: Sara J Scherr, Seth Shames and Rachel Friedman
    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2012 1:12