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An innovation systems approach to enhanced farmer adoption of climate-ready germplasm and agronomic practices

By 2050, climate change is likely to reduce maize production globally by 3–10 percent and wheat production in developing countries by 29–34 percent. Even without climate change, the real costs of wheat and maize will increase by 60 percent between…

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Farmer organization, collective action and market access in Meso-America

The global agricultural economy is changing. Commodity prices are declining, and producers increasingly supply complex value chains. There is growing interest in how farmers can benefit from emerging market opportunities. Farmers are encouraged to…

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Collective action for the conservation of on-farm genetic diversity in a center of crop diversity

"This project explored the possible role of collective action among small-scale farmers in managing and maintaining genetic resources in a center of crop diversity. It focused on the local institutions that ensure the supply of seed of diverse maize…