Recent Submissions

  • Invited review: Genomic selection for small ruminants in Europe and other developed countries: How applicable for the rest of the world? 

    Mrode R; Tarekegn GM; Mwacharo JM; Djikeng A (2018)
    Improved management and use of estimated breeding values in breeding programmes, have resulted in rapid genetic progress for small ruminants (SR) in Europe and other developed countries. The development of single nucleotide ...
  • Improving global integration of crop research 

    Reynolds MP; Braun HJ; Cavalieri AJ; Chapotin S; Davies WJ; Ellul P; Feuillet C; Govaerts B; Kropff MJ; Lucas H; Nelson J; Powell W; Quilligan E; Rosegrant MW; Singh RP; Sonder K; Tang H; Visscher S; Wang R (2017)
    In recent decades, the scientific, development, and farm communities have contributed to substantial gains in crop productivity, including in many less developed countries (LDCs) (1), yet current yield trends and ...
  • Genomic prediction unifies animal and plant breeding programs as platforms for biological discovery 

    Hickey J; Chiurugwi T; Mackay I; Powell W (2017)
    The rate of annual yield increases for major staple crops must more than double relative to current levels in order to feed a predicted global population of 9 billion by 2050. Controlled hybridization and selective breeding ...
  • Can genomics deliver climate-change ready crops? 

    Varshney RK; Singh VK; Kumar A; Powell W; Sorrells ME (2018)
    Development of climate resilient crops with accelerating genetic gains in crops will require integration of different disciplines/technologies, to see the impact in the farmer's field. In this review, we summarize how we ...
  • Evaluation of farmer participatory extension programmes 

    Knook J; Eory V; Brander M; Moran D (2018)
    Purpose: Participatory extension programmes are widely used to promote change in the agricultural sector, and an important question is how best to measure the effectiveness of such programmes after implementation. This ...

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