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Soil water management practices (terraces) helped to mitigate the 2015 drought in Ethiopia.

Agric Water Manag 2018 May;204:11-16

CGIAR Standing Panel on Impact Assessment, ILRI, ​​P.O. Box 5689, Gurd Sholla Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

While the benefits of soil water management practices relative to soil erosion have been extensively documented, evidence regarding their effect on yields is inconclusive. Following a strong El-Niño, some regions of Ethiopia experienced major droughts during the 2015/16 agricultural season. Using the propensity scores method on a nationally representative survey in Ethiopia, this study investigates the effect of two widely adopted soil water management practices - terraces and contour bunds - on yields and assesses their potential to mitigate the effects of climate change. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2018.02.025DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5985715PMC
May 2018
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Effects of the ridge mulched system on soil water and inorganic nitrogen distribution in the Loess Plateau of China.

Agric Water Manag 2018 Apr;203:277-288

Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, 060-8589, Japan.

The semi-arid region of the Loess Plateau is typical of rain-fed agricultural production in Northwestern China. In this area, the ridge mulched system (RM) is a widely-used measure to increase crop yield. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of RM on soil water and inorganic nitrogen (N) distribution, and grain yield of maize ( L. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2018.03.027DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5985717PMC
April 2018
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Impacts of plastic film mulching on crop yields, soil water, nitrate, and organic carbon in Northwestern China: A meta-analysis.

Agric Water Manag 2018 Apr;202:166-173

Department of Sustainable Soils and Grassland Systems, Rothamsted Research, North Wyke, Devon, Okehampton, EX20 2SB, UK.

In order to increase crop yield in semi-arid and arid areas, plastic film mulching (PFM) is widely used in Northwestern China. To date, many studies have addressed the effects of PFM on soil physical and biochemical properties in rain-fed agriculture in Northwestern China, but the findings of different studies are often contradictory. Therefore, a comprehensive review of the impacts of PFM on soil water content, soil nutrients and food production is needed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2018.02.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5890387PMC
April 2018
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Evaluation of new farming technologies in Ethiopia using the Integrated Decision Support System (IDSS).

Agric Water Manag 2017 Jan;180(Pt B):267-279

Blackland Research Center, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Temple, TX, United States.

This study investigates multi-dimensional impacts of adopting new technology in agriculture at the farm/village and watershed scale in sub-Saharan Africa using the Integrated Decision Support System (IDSS). Application of IDSS as an integrated modeling tool helps solve complex issues in agricultural systems by simultaneously assessing production, environmental, economic, and nutritional consequences of adopting agricultural technologies for sustainable increases in food production and use of scarce natural resources. The IDSS approach was applied to the Amhara region of Ethiopia, where the scarcity of resources and agro-environmental consequences are critical to agricultural productivity of small farm, to analyze the impacts of alternative agricultural technology interventions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2016.07.023DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5221669PMC
January 2017
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Response of bean cultures' water use efficiency against climate warming in semiarid regions of China.

Agric Water Manag 2016 Jul;173:84-90

Ningxia Liupanshan Flower Research Institute, Longde, Ningxia 756300, China.

Farm crop growing and high efficiency water resource utilizing are directly influenced by global warming, and a new challenge will be given to food and water resource security. A simulation experiment by farm warming with infrared ray radiator was carried out, and the result showed photosynthesis of broad bean was significantly faster than transpiration during the seedling stage, ramifying stage, budding stage, blooming stage and podding stage when the temperate was increased by 0.5-1. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2016.05.010DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4959116PMC
July 2016
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