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dc.contributor.authorDixit, P. N.
dc.contributor.authorCooper, P. J. M.
dc.contributor.authorDimes, J.
dc.contributor.authorRao, K. P.
dc.coverage.spatialKitale
dc.coverage.spatialKenya
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T20:29:43Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T20:29:43Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier5891
dc.identifier.citationExperimental Agriculture 47(2): 317-338
dc.identifier.issn0014-4797
dc.identifier.issn1469-4441
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/70017
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dc.description.abstractRainfed agriculture is the primary source of food production in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Recommendations for agricultural practices in the area are based upon agronomic crop research. However the research may not have been able to ‘sample’ the longer-term rain variability due to short, three- to five-year research durations and the short-term rainfall variations that occurred during the studies. Consequently, farmers cannot be adequately advised to cope with weather-induced risks over the longer-term. The study demonstrates that crop growth simulation models and weather generators can be used to assess the value of the outputs and analyze climate risk in a high potential maize production area in Kenya. An examination of the relative importance of radiation, water availability, and temperature at various maize growth stages corresponded well with crop physiological research presented within the article.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.rightsCopyright 2011 by the Cambridge University Press. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectFood security
dc.subjectTraining
dc.subjectModeling
dc.subjectAdoption of innovations
dc.subjectVulnerability and risk
dc.subjectRainfed agriculture
dc.subjectFood production
dc.subjectSub-Saharan Africa
dc.subjectWeather-induced crop risks
dc.subjectSimulation modeling
dc.subjectWeather generators
dc.subjectCrop physiological research
dc.titleAdding value to field-based agronomic research through climate risk assessment: A case study of maize production in Kitale, Kenya
dc.typeAbstract
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1017/S0014479710000773
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