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Review of measured crop water productivity values for irrigated wheat, rice, cotton and maize
Abstract The great challenge of the agricultural sector is to produce more food from less water, which can be achieved by increasing Crop Water Productivity (CWP). Based on a review of 84 literature
Evaluation and comparison of satellite-based rainfall products in Burkina Faso, West Africa
ABSTRACT The performance of seven operational high-resolution satellite-based rainfall products – Africa Rainfall Estimate Climatology (ARC 2.0), Climate Hazards Group InfraRed Precipitation with
The surface heat island of Rotterdam and its relationship with urban surface characteristics
Thermal infrared high resolution satellite images from Landsat sensors were used to spatially quantify the surface heat island (SHI) of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Based on surface temperature maps
Impacts of climate change on rice production in Africa and causes of simulated yield changes
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For East Africa to benefit from climate change, improved water and nutrient management will be needed to benefit fully from the more favourable temperatures and increased CO2 concentrations and more research is needed on photosynthesis processes at extreme temperatures and on adaptation options such as shifting sowing dates.
A global benchmark map of water productivity for rainfed and irrigated wheat
The growing pressure on fresh water resources demands that agriculture becomes more productive with its current water use. Increasing water productivity is an often cited solution, though the current
Parasitic weed incidence and related economic losses in rice in Africa
Parasitic weeds pose increasing threats to rain-fed rice production in Africa. Most important species are Striga asiatica, S. aspera and S. hermonthica in rain-fed uplands, and Rhamphicarpa fistulosa
FAILURE AND SUCCESS FACTORS OF IRRIGATION SYSTEM DEVELOPMENTS: A CASE STUDY FROM THE OUÉMÉ AND ZOU VALLEYS IN BENIN
In the period 1960–1980, Chinese and Taiwanese cooperations developed irrigated rice schemes throughout West Africa with variable success. In Benin for instance, schemes in Zonmon and Bame (Oueme
A simple model for simulating heat induced sterility in rice as a function of flowering time and transpirational cooling
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It is concluded that any climate change impact simulation is highly dependent on the choice of the fertility function, and identification of causes of differences between reported fertility functions deserves further investigation.
Towards a better understanding of biophysical determinants of yield gaps and the potential for expansion of the rice area in Africa
188 (eds M.C.S. Wopereis et al.) is determined by climate (solar radiation and temperature), varietal characteristics and crop establishment methods including sowing date and density. Under rainfed
Integrating remote sensing and a process-based hydrological model to evaluate water use and productivity in a south Indian catchment
The combined use of remote sensing and a distributed hydrological model have demonstrated the improved understanding of the entire water balance in an area where data are scarcely available. Water
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