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Closing system-wide yield gaps to increase food production and mitigate GHGs among mixed crop–livestock smallholders in Sub-Saharan Africa

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  • Henderson, B.
  • Godde, C.
  • Medina-Hidalgo, D.
  • van Wijk, M.
  • Silvestri, S.
  • Douxchamps, S.
  • Stephenson, E.
  • Power, B.
  • Rigolot, C.
  • Cacho, O.
  • Herrero, M.
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    In this study we estimate yield gaps for mixed crop–livestock smallholder farmers in seven Sub-Saharan African sites covering six countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Senegal and Burkina Faso). We also assess their potential to increase food production and reduce the GHG emission intensity of their products, as a result of closing these yield gaps.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Agricultural Systems.

    Volume (Year): 143 (2016)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 106-113

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:agisys:v:143:y:2016:i:c:p:106-113
    DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2015.12.006
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