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- Duchene, Olivier; Celette, Florian; Ryan, Matthew R.; DeHaan, Lee R.; Crews, Timothy E.; David, Christophe
- Agriculture, ecosystems & environment 2019 v.284 pp. 106591
- Thinopyrum intermedium subsp. intermedium; crop rotation; crops; ecosystem services; environmental performance; farmers; farming systems; farms; food security; forage production; grains; harvesting; issues and policy; soil quality; water quality
- ... Western European agriculture is largely defined by the high level of productivity of its cereal grain production. Such productivity is largely a result of farm specialization and intensification. This approach however has led to environmental problems and farm sensitivity to climatic and economic hazards. Recently, perennial grains have been promoted as a potential alternative, particularly with i ...
- Vanlauwe, B.; Hungria, M.; Kanampiu, F.; Giller, K.E.
- Agriculture, ecosystems & environment 2019 v.284 pp. 106583
- agronomy; biodiversity; breeding; crops; farmers; fertilizers; genotype; harvest index; income; intercropping; legumes; nitrogen fixation; nutrition; phosphorus; plant cultural practices; shelf life; small farms; small-scale farming; soil; soil fertility; supply chain; sustainable agricultural intensification; symbiosis; Sub-Saharan Africa
- ... Grain legumes play a key role in smallholder farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), in relation to food and nutrition security and income generation. Moreover, because of their N2-fixation capacity, such legumes can also have a positive influence on soil fertility. Notwithstanding many decades of research on the agronomy of grain legumes, their N2-fixation capacity, and their contribution to ...