If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Research Output 2011 2019

2019
2 Citations (Scopus)

Are farmers searching for an African green revolution? Exploring the solution space for agricultural intensification in southern Mali

Ollenburger, M., Crane, T., Descheemaeker, K. & Giller, K. E., Apr 2019, In : Experimental Agriculture. 55, 2, p. 288-310

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Mali
households
farmers
poverty
sustainable agricultural intensification

Beyond intensification: landscapes and livelihoods in Mali’s Guinea Savannah

Ollenburger, M. H., 2019, Wageningen: Wageningen University. 130 p.

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WUAcademic

Open Access

Can yield variability be explained? Integrated assessment of maize yield gaps across smallholders in Ghana

van Loon, M. P., Adjei-Nsiah, S., Descheemaeker, K., Akotsen-Mensah, C., van Dijk, M., Morley, T., van Ittersum, M. K. & Reidsma, P., 15 Apr 2019, In : Field Crops Research. 236, p. 132-144 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Ghana
smallholder
maize
corn
household survey

Co-design of improved climbing bean production practices for smallholder farmers in the highlands of Uganda

Ronner, E., Descheemaeker, K., Almekinders, C., Ebanyat, P. & Giller, K. E., Oct 2019, In : Agricultural Systems. 175, p. 1-12

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Uganda
beans
highlands
farmers
limited resource farmers

Exclosures as Primary Option for Reforestation in Dogu’a Tembien

Descheemaeker, K. K. E., Jacob, M. & Lanckriet, S., Jul 2019, Geo-trekking in Ethiopia’s Tropical Mountains: The Dogu’a Tembien District. Nyssen, J., Miro, A. & Frankl, A. (eds.). p. 251-259 (GeoGuide).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

reforestation
nontimber forest product
honey
soil conservation
livestock

Food security in a changing world: disentangling the diversity of rural livelihood strategies across Uganda

Wichern, J., 2019, Wageningen: Wageningen University. 224 p.

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WUAcademic

Open Access

Hydrological Context of Water Scarcity and Storage on the Mountain Ridges in Dogu’a Tembien

Walraevens, K., Van Camp, M., Vandecasteele, I., Clymans, W., Moeyersons, J., Frankl, A., Guyassa, E., Zenebe, A., Poesen, J., Descheemaeker, K. K. E. & Nyssen, J., Jul 2019, Geo-trekking in Ethiopia’s Tropical Mountains: The Dogu’a Tembien District. Nyssen, J., Miro, A. & Frankl, A. (eds.). p. 197-213 (GeoGuide).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

mountain
erratic
water availability
groundwater flow
hydrodynamics

Motivations for the use of sustainable intensification practices among smallholder farmers in Tanzania and Malawi

Jambo, I. J., Groot, J. C. J., Descheemaeker, K., Bekunda, M. & Tittonell, P., Nov 2019, In : NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences. 89, 100306.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Malawi
Tanzania
smallholder
Motivation
farmer

Risk and crop production intensification options for semi-arid southern Zimbabwe

Masvaya, E. N., 2019, Wageningen: Wageningen University. 191 p.

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WUAcademic

Risk perception and management strategies in farming systems of southern Mali

Huet, E. K., Adam, M., Giller, K. E., Traore, B., Coulibaly, S. & Descheemaeker, K. K. E., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperAcademic

Open Access

Understanding spatial patterns of soils for sustainable agriculture in northern Ethiopia’s tropical mountains

Nyssen, J., Tielens, S., Gebreyohannes, T., Araya, T., Teka, K., van de Wauw, J., Degeyndt, K., Descheemaeker, K., Amare, K., Haile, M., Zenebe, A., Munro, N., Walraevens, K., Gebrehiwot, K., Poesen, J., Frankl, A., Tsegay, A. & Deckers, J., 22 Oct 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 10, e0224041.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
sustainable agriculture
Agriculture
Soil
mountains
Soils

Vulnerability and adaptation options to climate change for rural livelihoods – A country-wide analysis for Uganda

Wichern, J., Descheemaeker, K., Giller, K. E., Ebanyat, P., Taulya, G. & van Wijk, M. T., Nov 2019, In : Agricultural Systems. 176, 102663.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Uganda
livelihood
households
climate change
crops
15 Citations (Scopus)

Which options fit best? Operationalizing the socio-ecological niche concept

Descheemaeker, K., Ronner, E., Ollenburger, M., Franke, L., Klapwijk, L., Falconnier, G., Wichern, J. & Giller, K., Jun 2019, In : Experimental Agriculture. 55, S1, p. 169-190 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
niches
farmers
systems analysis
Farms and Farming Systems
stakeholders
2018

Agricultural intensification and policy interventions: Exploring plausible futures for smallholder farmers in Southern Mali

Falconnier, G. N., Descheemaeker, K., Traore, B., Bayoko, A. & Giller, K. E., Jan 2018, In : Land Use Policy. 70, p. 623-634

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
agricultural intensification
Mali
agricultural policy
smallholder
poverty
4 Citations (Scopus)
home garden
Catha edulis
home gardens
food security
Ethiopia

Benchmarking living income for rural households in less developed countries

de Valença, A., Marinus, W., Hekman, W., Thuijsman, E. C., de Jager, I., van de Ven, G. W. J., Descheemaeker, K. K. E. & Giller, K. E., Aug 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterAcademic

8 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Agriculture
Farms
statistical analysis
farming systems
expert opinion
Open Access

Dealing with Climate Risk for Maize Production on Infertile Soils in Semi-Arid Southern Africa

Masvaya, E. N. & Descheemaeker, K. K. E., 2018, Abstract Book of the 15th European Society for Agronomy Congress. ESA, p. 47

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingAbstractAcademic

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of climate change and adaptation on the livestock component of mixed farming systems: A modelling study from semi-arid Zimbabwe

Descheemaeker, K., Zijlstra, M., Masikati, P., Crespo, O. & Homann-Kee Tui, S., Jan 2018, In : Agricultural Systems. 159, p. 282-295

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Zimbabwe
livestock
farming systems
climate change
climate
6 Citations (Scopus)

Farmers' use and adaptation of improved climbing bean production practices in the highlands of Uganda

Ronner, E., Descheemaeker, K., Almekinders, C. J. M., Ebanyat, P. & Giller, K. E., 1 Jul 2018, In : Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 261, p. 186-200

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Uganda
beans
highlands
farmers
smallholder
Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Home garden system dynamics in Southern Ethiopia

Mellisse, B. T., van de Ven, G. W. J., Giller, K. E. & Descheemaeker, K., Dec 2018, In : Agroforestry Systems. 92, 6, p. 1579–1595

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
home garden
home gardens
Catha edulis
Ethiopia
cash crops
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Uganda
beans
highlands
farming systems
farms
4 Citations (Scopus)

Model results versus farmer realities. Operationalizing diversity within and among smallholder farm systems for a nuanced impact assessment of technology packages

Michalscheck, M., Groot, J. C. J., Kotu, B., Hoeschle-Zeledon, I., Kuivanen, K., Descheemaeker, K. & Tittonell, P., 1 May 2018, In : Agricultural Systems. 162, p. 164-178

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
small farms
farmers
farms
households
Ghana

Risk management options in maize cropping systems in semi-arid areas of Southern Africa

Masvaya, E. N., Nyamangara, J., Giller, K. E. & Descheemaeker, K., 1 Nov 2018, In : Field Crops Research. 228, p. 110-121

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

risk management
Southern Africa
cropping systems
cropping practice
maize
Open Access

Understanding the Role of Soils and Management on Crops in the Face of Climate Uncertainty in Zimbabwe: A Sensitivity Analysis

Masikati, P., Descheemaeker, K. & Crespo, O., 28 Nov 2018, The Climate-Smart Agriculture Papers: Investigating the Business of a Productive, Resilient and Low Emission Future. Rosenstock, T. S., Nowak, A. & Girvetz, E. (eds.). Springer International Publishing, p. 49-64

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
sensitivity analysis
crop
groundnut
climate
decision support system

Using AgMIP Regional Integrated Assessment Methods to Evaluate Vulnerability, Resilience and Adaptive Capacity for Climate Smart Agricultural Systems

Antle, J. M., Homann-Kee Tui, S., Descheemaeker, K. K. E., Masikati, P. & Valdivia, R. O., 2018, Climate Smart Agriculture: Building Resilience to Climate Change. Lipper, L., McCarthy, N., Zilberman, D., Asfaw, S. & Branca, G. (eds.). Rome: Springer, p. 307-333 (Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP); vol. 52).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
assessment method
farming system
vulnerability
climate
agriculture
1 Citation (Scopus)

Using household survey data to identify large-scale food security patterns across Uganda

Wichern, J., van Heerwaarden, J., de Bruin, S., Descheemaeker, K., van Asten, P. J. A., Giller, K. E. & van Wijk, M. T., 13 Dec 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 12, 23 p., e0208714.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
household surveys
Uganda
Food Supply
food security
households
2017
1 Citation (Scopus)

Allometric equations for yield predictions of enset (Ensete ventricosum) and khat (Catha edulis) grown in home gardens of southern Ethiopia

Mellisse, B. T., Descheemaeker, K., Mourik, M. J. & van de Ven, G. W. J., 2017, In : Annals of Applied Biology. 171, 1, p. 95-102

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Catha edulis
home gardens
Ethiopia
prediction
pseudostems
1 Citation (Scopus)

Assessment of lifetime performance of small ruminants under different feeding systems

Amole, T. A., Zijlstra, M., Descheemaeker, K., Ayantunde, A. A. & Duncan, A. J., 2017, In : Animal. 11, 5, p. 881-889

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

small ruminants
goats
West African Dwarf (goat breed)
grazing
sexual maturity

Bringing food availability to scale: Mapping livelihood strategies for household food availability across Uganda

Wichern, J., van Wijk, M. T., van Heerwaarden, J., de Bruin, S., Descheemaeker, K. K. E., van Asten, P. J. A. & Giller, K. E., 5 Dec 2017. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

Open Access
12 Citations (Scopus)

Co-learning cycles to support the design of innovative farm systems in southern Mali

Falconnier, G. N., Descheemaeker, K., Van Mourik, T. A., Adam, M., Sogoba, B. & Giller, K. E., 1 Sep 2017, In : European Journal of Agronomy. 89, p. 61-74

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Mali
learning
farm
farms
farmers
1 Citation (Scopus)

Exploring options for sustainable intensification through legume integration in different farm types in Eastern Zambia

Timler, C. J., Michalscheck, M., Alvarez, S., Descheemaeker, K. K. E. & Groot, J. C. J., 2017, Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture: An integrated systems research approach. Oborn, I., Vanlauwe, B., Philips, M., Thomas, R., Brooijmans, W. & Atta-Krah, K. (eds.). Earthscan, p. 196-209 (Earthscan Food and Agriculture).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Zambia
legumes
farms
corn
socioeconomics
4 Citations (Scopus)

Food availability and livelihood strategies among rural households across Uganda

Wichern, J., van Wijk, M. T., Descheemaeker, K., Frelat, R., van Asten, P. J. A. & Giller, K. E., Dec 2017, In : Food Security. 9, 6, p. 1385-1403

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Uganda
livelihood
food availability
households
food

From runoff contributor to runoff absorber: spate irrigation on exclosures in Tigray, northern Ethiopia

Etefa Guyassa, Frankl, A., Abebe, D., Amanuel, Z., Jacob, M., Tolera, M., Abebe, D., Descheemaeker, K. K. E., Poesen, J. & Nyssen, J., Oct 2017, p. 54-55.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

How can co-design of alternative agricultural development pathways help accelerating sustainability transitions in Southern Africa?

Homann-Kee Tui, S., Masikati, P., Descheemaeker, K. K. E., Sisito, G., Francis, B., Crespo, O., Moyo, E. N., Chipepera, T. & Valdivia, R., Nov 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

1 Citation (Scopus)

Integrated Assessment of Crop-Livestock Production Systems Beyond Biophysical Methods: Role of Systems Simulation Models

Masikati, P., Homann Kee-Tui, S., Descheemaeker, K., Sisito, G., Senda, T., Crespo, O. & Nhamo, N., 10 Apr 2017, Smart Technologies for Sustainable Smallholder Agriculture: Upscaling in Developing Countries. Nhamo, N., Chikoye, D. & Gondwe, T. (eds.). Elsevier Inc. Academic Press, p. 257-278 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Climate Change
Livestock
livestock production
Farms
Crops
1 Citation (Scopus)

Integrated systems research in nutrition-sensitive landscapes: A theoretical methodological framework

Groot, J. C. J., Kennedy, G., Remans, R., Estrada-Carmona, N., Raneri, J., DeClerck, F., Alvarez, S., Mashingaidze, N., Timler, C., Stadler, M., del Río Mena, T., Horlings, L., Brouwer, I., Cole, S. M. & Descheemaeker, K., 17 Feb 2017, Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture: An Integrated Systems Research Approach. Oborn, I., Vanlauwe, B., Phillips, M., Thomas, R., Atta-Krah, K. & Brooijmans, W. (eds.). New York: Routledge / Earthscan, p. 259-274

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Wood fuels
nutrition research
Africa South of the Sahara
Water Supply
Climate Change
9 Citations (Scopus)

Is maize-cowpea intercropping a viable option for smallholder farms in the risky environments of semi-arid southern Africa?

Masvaya, E. N., Nyamangara, J., Descheemaeker, K. & Giller, K. E., 2017, In : Field Crops Research. 209, p. 73-87

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

small farms
intercropping
smallholder
Southern Africa
cowpeas
12 Citations (Scopus)

Modelling cereal crops to assess future climate risk for family food self-sufficiency in southern Mali

Traore, B., Descheemaeker, K., van Wijk, M. T., Corbeels, M., Supit, I. & Giller, K. E., 2017, In : Field Crops Research. 201, p. 133-145

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

self sufficiency
Mali
grain crops
cereal
millet

Response of woody plant species diversity and tree growth in exclosure to spate irrigation from gullies

Etefa Guyassa, D., Frankl, A., Amanuel, Z., Abebe, D., Descheemaeker, K. K. E., Tolera, M., Poesen, J. & Nyssen, J., 2017, Book of abstracts European Conference of Tropical Ecology 2017: (re)connecting biodiversity in space and time. Migliore, J. & Kuhlmann, K. C. S. (eds.). German Society for Tropical Ecology, p. 204-204

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingAbstractAcademic

Open Access

Sustainable intensification: tailoring innovations to end-user context

Taulya, G., Attwood, S., Descheemaeker, K. K. E., Marinus, W., den Braber, H., Ocimati, W., Rietveld, A., Raineri, J., Quiroz, R., Remans, R. & Schut, M., Dec 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

9 Citations (Scopus)

Tillage, mulch and fertiliser impacts on soil nitrogen availability and maize production in semi-arid Zimbabwe

Masvaya, E. N., Nyamangara, J., Descheemaeker, K. & Giller, K. E., 2017, In : Soil & Tillage Research. 168, p. 125-132

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

stubble tillage
mulch
Zimbabwe
soil nitrogen
tillage

Trends and prospects for the productivity and sustainability of home garden systems in southern Ethiopia

Mellisse, B. T., 2017, Wageningen: Wageningen University. 153 p.

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WUAcademic

Open Access
Catha edulis
home gardens
Ethiopia
livestock
vegetables
2016
22 Citations (Scopus)

A comparison of statistical and participatory clustering of smallholder farming systems - A case study in Northern Ghana

Kuivanen, K. S., Michalscheck, M., Descheemaeker, K., Adjei-Nsiah, S., Mellon-Bedi, S., Groot, J. C. J. & Alvarez, S., 2016, In : Journal of Rural Studies. 45, p. 184-198

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

small-scale farming
Ghana
smallholder
typology
farming system
22 Citations (Scopus)

Characterising the diversity of smallholder farming systems and their constraints and opportunities for innovation: A case study from the Northern Region, Ghana

Kuivanen, K. S., Alvarez, S., Michalscheck, M., Adjei-Nsiah, S., Descheemaeker, K., Mellon-Bedi, S. & Groot, J. C. J., 2016, In : NJAS Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences. 78, p. 153-166

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

small-scale farming
Ghana
smallholder
Agriculture
farming system
12 Citations (Scopus)

Climate change adaptation and mitigation in smallholder crop–livestock systems in sub-Saharan Africa: a call for integrated impact assessments

Descheemaeker, K., Oosting, S. J., Homann-Kee Tui, S., Masikati, P., Falconnier, G. N. & Giller, K. E., 2016, In : Regional Environmental Change. 16, 8, p. 2331-2343

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
smallholder
mitigation
farming system
adoption constraint
livestock

Climate-Smart Farms? Case Studies in Burkina Faso and Colombia

Andrieu, N., Pédelahore, P., Howland, F. & Descheemaeker, K. K. E., 2016, Climate Change and Agriculture Worldwide. Torquebiau, E. (ed.). Springer Netherlands, p. 143-154

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Burkina Faso
Colombia
climate change
farmers
case studies