Crop improvement, ideotyping and modelling for African cropping systems under climate change
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Asch F, Giese M. 2012. Crop improvement, ideotyping and modelling for African cropping systems under climate change. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 198: 325-326.
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Climate change threatens staple food production and human livelihoods, particularly in vulnerable environments in Africa. Poorly adapted cropping systems increase the risk of poverty and hunger. Existing genotypes adapted to local conditions may not be suited for cropping systems responding to future climatic conditions. Models based on genotypic traits for ideo- typing varieties to fit specific environmental conditions have the potential to accelerate crop improvement required to adapt African agricultural systems to climate change.