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Farming Systems Facing Global Challenges:Capacities and Strategies. Volume 2.
Proceedings of the 11th European IFSA Symposium, 1-4 April 2014 in Berlin, Germany
IFSA Europe (www.ifsa-europe.org) is a platform for European Farming systems research. With the 11th European IFSA symposium we sought manifold answers that deal with challenges in an integrative, interconnected way on ...
Livestock in a changing climate: production system transitions as an adaptation strategy for agriculture
Livestock farming is the world’s largest land use sector and utilizes around 60% of the global biomass harvest. Over the coming decades, climate change will affect the natural resource base of livestock production, especially ...
Factors affecting farmers' decision to harvest rainwater for maize production in Ghana
Climate change, especially the variability of rainfall patterns, poses a threat to maize production in Ghana. Some farmers harvest rainwater and store it for maize production to cope with unpredicted rainfall patterns. ...
Can Tanzania’s adaptation measures prevent future maize yield decline? A simulation study from Singida region
Cereal crop production in sub-Saharan Africa has not achieved the much-needed increase in yields to foster economic development and food security. Maize yields in the region’s semi-arid agroecosystems are constrained by ...