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December 2022

Cattle manure deposited in pastures is an important source of nitrous oxide (N2O–N) and methane (CH4) emissions. Environmental conditions and soil characteristics affect emissions of these two gases, and therefore, it is important to conduct studies in local conditions to generate emission…

Reports & Research
February 2022

El informe pretende visibilizar la situación de violencia estructural que enfrentan las personas y comunidades defensoras de los derechos humanos ambientales, de la tierra y del territorio en México, a través del monitoreo, registro y análisis de las agresiones perpetradas en su contra en razón…

Peer-reviewed publication
December 2021

A spatial analysis was carried out to evaluate the compatibility of human activities and biophysical characteristics in the Mexican Caribbean Sea, in order to identify the most viable areas for energy generation from ocean currents and the areas where the population would most benefit from such…

Peer-reviewed publication
December 2021

Green belts are an urban planning approach meant to address urban sprawl and enhance resilience. Many Latin American cities located in arid lands would benefit from the green belt; however, little is known about the factors that determine green belt implementation in these regions. The purpose…

December 2021

En Côte d’Ivoire post-coloniale, de nombreux projets de développement ont été mis en place dans le cadre de l’aménagement du territoire, dont l’Autorité pour l’Aménagement de la Vallée du Bandama (AVB). Il a contribué à l’augmentation de la production énergétique nationale et au développement de…

December 2021

Continued global wheat yield increase (about 1.3% p.a. for 2000–2019) remains an essential condition for greater world food security. Relevant to this challenge is the rise in average farm yield (FY) of irrigated spring wheat in the Yaqui Valley of northwest Mexico from 2 to 7 t/ha between…

December 2021

Countries often lack methods for rapidly, but robustly determining greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation actions and their impacts comprehensively in the land use sector to support commitments to the Paris Agreement. We present rapid assessment methods based on easily available spatial data and…

December 2021

For several decades, maize (Zea mays L.) management decisions in smallholder farming in tropical regions have been a puzzle. To best balance alternative management practices' environmental and economic outcomes, an extensive dataset was gathered through CIMMYT's knowledge hub in…

December 2021

Maize is the main dietary cereal in Mexico and Central America, with annual per capita consumption between 25.5 and 116.34 kg. Unfortunately, maize is highly susceptible to fungal infestation in the field, either through systemic infections or wounds caused by farm equipment, birds or insects.…

December 2021

Mobile phone apps can be a cost-effective way to provide decision support to farmers, and they can support the collection of agricultural data. The digitisation of agricultural systems, and the efforts to close the digital divide and to include smallholders, make data ownership and privacy…

December 2021

Reducing maize postharvest storage losses is a challenge for millions of smallholder farmers in Mexico. A previous study documented the effects of storage technologies on stored grain losses. The current study follows up on those experiments to evaluate the effectiveness of diverse storage…

Reports & Research
November 2021

La lucha de las mujeres por el acceso a la tierra es una cuestión de vieja data en la región. Factores históricos, políticos y socioculturales han sido parte de las barreras que han impedido a las mujeres, la tenencia y manejo de la tierra. Pero en las últimas décadas muchas de estas mujeres se…