Cairns JE, Prasanna BM. 2018. Developing and deploying climate-resilient maize varieties in the developing world.
Current Opinions in Plant Biology DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pbi.2018.05.004
Abstract: This paper found that climate-resilient maize has the potential to increase yield by 5–25% in Africa. Genetic gains in grain yield in stress-prone environments were possible thanks to the establishment of a large managed stress screening network. Timelines for replacing old varieties with improved climate resilient varieties are reducing but higher genetic gain and faster variety replacement are required to increase yield and climate resilience of rainfed smallholder farmers in developing countries.
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