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Exploring management strategies to improve yields and reduce reactive nitrogen emissions in a summer maize‐winter wheat cropping system under long‐term climate variability

  •  15 May 2024

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Agronomic management practices were developed by using the DNDC model under long-term climate variability.

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The following is a list of the most cited articles based on citations published in the last three years, according to CrossRef.

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Pesticides, environment, and food safety

  •  48-60
  •  9 June 2017

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Current need to increase food production to feed a rapid growing human population maintains the pressure on the intensive use of pesticides and fertilizers. Residues of these chemicals are already present in all ecosystems on Earth and therefore in our food and bodies, with toxic effects on humans and nonhuman biota. Current and future increase in food production must go along with production of food with better quality and with less toxic contaminants. Scientific research for new developments in food production and enhanced food safety, as well as environmental protection, is a necessary part of this. A worldwide agreement on good agriculture practices and GMOs development and their release to international agriculture may be urgent to ensure the success of food production.

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The contribution of wheat to human diet and health

  •  178-202
  •  14 August 2015

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Wheat is the most important staple crop in temperate zones and is in increasing demand in countries undergoing urbanization and industrialization. In addition to being a major source of starch and energy, wheat also provides substantial amounts of a number of components which are essential or beneficial for health, notably protein, vitamins (notably B vitamins), dietary fiber, and phytochemicals.

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Soil health and carbon management

  •  212-222
  •  16 November 2016

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Soil quality is related to what it does (functions), whereas soil health treats soil as a living biological entity that affects plant health. Through plant growth, soil health is also connected with the health of animals, human, and ecosystems within its domain. Soil health, mediated by SOC dynamics, is a strong determinant of global food and nutritional security. Improvements in soil health, along with increase in availability of water and nutrients, increases soil's resilience against extreme climate events, imparts disease-suppressive attributes, and advances sustainable development goals of the U.N.

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Climate change and eastern Africa: a review of impact on major crops

  •  110-132
  •  27 June 2015

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“We reviewed projected climate change, summarized the impact on major crops, identified the major research gaps, and suggested potential adaptation measures for East Africa. This article is expected to be a valuable reference for policy makers and researchers in directing future studies.”

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Impacts of land use, population, and climate change on global food security

  •  5 November 2020

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The global Food Estimation and Export for Diet and Malnutrition Evaluation model uses FAO methodology to estimate national undernourishment prevalence as a proportion of population undernourished. Using a baseline period of 2000-2002, projections for 2050 even under the lowest global impact scenario show significant prevalence of undernourishment. This emphasises the need for quick action, particularly in low-income countries to avoid future food insecurity.

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Trends in rice research: 2030 and beyond

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We have analysed the trends in rice research in the past three decades in both Asian (Oryza sativa) and African (O. glaberrima) rice, with their impact on rice cultivation. We have also analysed the trends in population growth, rice cultivation, production, price, consumption and varietal release along with their projections for 2030 and beyond.

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Pesticides, environment, and food safety

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Current need to increase food production to feed a rapid growing human population maintains the pressure on the intensive use of pesticides and fertilizers. Residues of these chemicals are already present in all ecosystems on Earth and therefore in our food and bodies, with toxic effects on humans and nonhuman biota. Current and future increase in food production must go along with production of food with better quality and with less toxic contaminants. Scientific research for new developments in food production and enhanced food safety, as well as environmental protection, is a necessary part of this. A worldwide agreement on good agriculture practices and GMOs development and their release to international agriculture may be urgent to ensure the success of food production.

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Impacts of land use, population, and climate change on global food security

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The global Food Estimation and Export for Diet and Malnutrition Evaluation model uses FAO methodology to estimate national undernourishment prevalence as a proportion of population undernourished. Using a baseline period of 2000-2002, projections for 2050 even under the lowest global impact scenario show significant prevalence of undernourishment. This emphasises the need for quick action, particularly in low-income countries to avoid future food insecurity.

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Mining industry and sustainable development: time for change

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Mining industries provide most of the materials we rely on to build infrastructures and instruments of daily use, to obtain large amounts of energy, and to supply agriculture with fertilizers that enable most of foods produced. At the same time, mining is the human activity that has been more disturbing to environment and is linked to large social impacts and inequalities. Current mining practices need to change and contribute to community development with more equity, and to protect better natural resources and ecosystems in order to be environmentally acceptable and compliant with sustainable development objectives.

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Food and nutrition security and sustainability transitions in food systems

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Food systems sustainability must entail long-term food security in its availability, access, utilization, and stability dimensions. For food systems to deliver food and nutrition security, all their components need to be sustainable, resilient, and efficient. Different strategies can be pursued to foster transition towards sustainable food systems that achieve food and nutrition security: efficiency increase (e.g., sustainable intensification), demand restraint (e.g., sustainable diets), and food systems transformation (e.g., alternative food systems).

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Soil health and carbon management

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Soil quality is related to what it does (functions), whereas soil health treats soil as a living biological entity that affects plant health. Through plant growth, soil health is also connected with the health of animals, human, and ecosystems within its domain. Soil health, mediated by SOC dynamics, is a strong determinant of global food and nutritional security. Improvements in soil health, along with increase in availability of water and nutrients, increases soil's resilience against extreme climate events, imparts disease-suppressive attributes, and advances sustainable development goals of the U.N.

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Rice and food security: Climate change implications and the future prospects for nutritional security

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Rice is a staple crop in many parts of the world and in this review, we highlighted the prospects of rice for future climatic conditions. In this review, we describe how rice could be a better option for future food and nutritional sustainability. This review describes the advantages and prospects of rice, to address why it is the best for the future situation and future questions and actions that are needed to develop a sustainable future food supply in light of global climate change.

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The contribution of wheat to human diet and health

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Wheat is the most important staple crop in temperate zones and is in increasing demand in countries undergoing urbanization and industrialization. In addition to being a major source of starch and energy, wheat also provides substantial amounts of a number of components which are essential or beneficial for health, notably protein, vitamins (notably B vitamins), dietary fiber, and phytochemicals.

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Climate change and eastern Africa: a review of impact on major crops

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“We reviewed projected climate change, summarized the impact on major crops, identified the major research gaps, and suggested potential adaptation measures for East Africa. This article is expected to be a valuable reference for policy makers and researchers in directing future studies.”

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