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  1. Content type: Commentary

    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

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  2. Content type: Research

    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

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  3. Content type: Commentary

    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

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  4. Content type: Research

    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

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

  5. Content type: Research

    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

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

  6. Content type: Research

    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

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

  7. Content type: Research

    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

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

  8. Content type: Research

    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

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

  9. Content type: Research

    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

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

  10. Content type: Research

    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

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

  11. Content type: Research

    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

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

  12. Content type: Research

    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

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  13. Content type: Research

    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

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  14. Content type: Review

    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

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  15. Content type: Review

    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

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  16. Content type: Research

    There is an urgent need to solve the problem of micronutrient malnutrition that is prevalent among young children and women in Africa. Genetically modified (GM) biofortified cassava has great potential to solv...

    Authors: Ademola A Adenle, Ogugua C Aworh, Richard Akromah and Govindan Parayil

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2012 1:11

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  17. Content type: Research

    To adapt to climate change and ensure food security, major interventions are required to transform current patterns and practices of food production, distribution and consumption. The scientific community has ...

    Authors: John R Beddington, Mohammed Asaduzzaman, Megan E Clark, Adrian Fernández Bremauntz, Marion D Guillou, Molly M Jahn, Erda Lin, Tekalign Mamo, Christine Negra, Carlos A Nobre, Robert J Scholes, Rita Sharma, Nguyen Van Bo and Judi Wakhungu

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2012 1:10

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  18. Content type: Research

    Recent years have seen global food prices rise and become more volatile. Price surges in 2008 and 2011 held devastating consequences for hundreds of millions of people and negatively impacted many more. Today ...

    Authors: Stefan Hajkowicz, Christine Negra, Paul Barnett, Megan Clark, Bronwyn Harch and Brian Keating

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2012 1:8

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  19. Content type: Commentary

    The development of agricultural biotechnology humanitarian projects for food security in the last five years has been rapid in developing countries and is expected to rise sharply over the coming years. An ext...

    Authors: Obidimma C Ezezika, Nadira Saleh and Abdallah S Daar

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2012 1:5

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  20. Content type: Review

    Ensuring food security for the worlds population over the coming decades will face the challenges of a larger world population, greater urbanization, limited natural resources, higher levels of income, and str...

    Authors: Pedro A Arraes Pereira, Geraldo B Martha Jr, Carlos AM Santana and Eliseu Alves

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2012 1:4

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  21. Content type: Review

    In 2012, food insecurity is still a major global concern as 1 billion people are suffering from starvation, under-, and malnutrition, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has c...

    Authors: Albert Sasson

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2012 1:2

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  22. Content type: Review

    The planet earth, on which we live in communities, is being increasingly 'ruptured' because of human activities; its carrying capacity is under great stress because of demographic pressures. The pressure is es...

    Authors: Adel El-Beltagy and Magdy Madkour

    Citation: Agriculture & Food Security 2012 1:3

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