Adding value to field-based agronomic research through climate risk assessment: A case study of maize production in Kitale, Kenya

dc.contributor.authorDixit, P. N.en
dc.contributor.authorCooper, P. J. M.en
dc.contributor.authorDimes, J.en
dc.contributor.authorRao, K. P.en
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.coverage.spatialKitaleen
dc.coverage.spatialKenyaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T20:29:43Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T20:29:43Zen
dc.date.issued2010en
dc.descriptionMetadata only recorden
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.en
dc.format.mimetypetext/plainen
dc.identifier5891en
dc.identifier.citationExperimental Agriculture 47(2): 317-338en
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1017/S0014479710000773en
dc.identifier.issn0014-4797en
dc.identifier.issn1469-4441en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/70017en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2011 by the Cambridge University Press. All rights reserved.en
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dc.subjectFood securityen
dc.subjectTrainingen
dc.subjectModelingen
dc.subjectAdoption of innovationsen
dc.subjectVulnerability and risken
dc.subjectRainfed agricultureen
dc.subjectFood productionen
dc.subjectSub-Saharan Africaen
dc.subjectWeather-induced crop risksen
dc.subjectSimulation modelingen
dc.subjectWeather generatorsen
dc.subjectCrop physiological researchen
dc.titleAdding value to field-based agronomic research through climate risk assessment: A case study of maize production in Kitale, Kenyaen
dc.typeAbstracten
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
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