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  1. 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

    Content type: Review

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  2. 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

    Content type: Opinion

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Review

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  7. 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

    Content type: Review

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  8. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Review

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Review

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  27. 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

    Content type: Review

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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