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Adding value to field-based agronomic research through climate risk assessment : a case study of maize production in Kitale, Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Dixit, P.N.
dc.contributor.author Cooper, P.J.M.
dc.contributor.author Dimes, J.
dc.contributor.author Rao, K.P.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-15T16:19:39Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-15T16:19:39Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/47520
dc.description.abstract Given the need for information on climate-induced risk and the availability of well-tested crop growth simulation models and spatial weather generators, the objectives of this study are to demonstrate the value of such tools as APSIM (Agricultural Production Systems sIMulator) and MarkSim (software that generates daily weather data). These simulators can complement field-based research, and in this study, help to assess the value of outputs in the context of a high potential maize production area (Kitale, Kenya) where climate-induced risk might be assumed to be unimportant. en
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en
dc.subject AGRONOMIC RESEARCH en
dc.subject CLIMATE CHANGE en
dc.subject CLIMATE RISK ASSESSMENT en
dc.subject KENYA en
dc.subject APSIM en
dc.subject RAINFALL VARIABILITY en
dc.subject AGROMETEOROLOGY en
dc.subject RAIN FED AGRICULTURE en
dc.subject METEOROLOGY en
dc.subject WEATHER FORECASTS en
dc.subject SEASONAL FLUCTUATIONS en
dc.subject WATER SUPPLY en
dc.subject MAIZE en
dc.subject SOUTH OF SAHARA en
dc.subject SIMULATION en
dc.title Adding value to field-based agronomic research through climate risk assessment : a case study of maize production in Kitale, Kenya en
dc.type Article en
idrc.project.number 104146
idrc.project.title Managing Risk, Reducing Vulnerability and Enhancing Productivity under a Changing Climate en
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idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en


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