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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

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

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., 29 Aug 2019, In : NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences. 100306.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Malawi
Tanzania
smallholder
Motivation
farmer

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
3 Citations (Scopus)
home garden
Catha edulis
home gardens
food security
Ethiopia
6 Citations (Scopus)

Capturing farm diversity with hypothesis-based typologies: An innovative methodological framework for farming system typology development

Alvarez, S., Timler, C. J., Michalscheck, M., Paas, W., Descheemaeker, K., Tittonell, P., Andersson, J. A. & Groot, J. C. J., 15 May 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 5, e0194757.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Agriculture
Farms
statistical analysis
farming systems
expert opinion
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
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
3 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
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
11 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
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
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
7 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
2016
21 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
21 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
livestock
mitigation
crop
farming system

Crops and livestock: You can have them both

Falconnier, G. N. & Descheemaeker, K. K. E., 2016, In : Farming Matters. p. 30

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademic

12 Citations (Scopus)

Unravelling the causes of variability in crop yields and treatment responses for better tailoring of options for sustainable intensification in southern Mali

Falconnier, G. N., Descheemaeker, K., Van Mourik, T. A. & Giller, K. E., 2016, In : Field Crops Research. 187, p. 113-126

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Mali
crop yield
maize
cowpeas
corn
8 Citations (Scopus)

Waking the Sleeping Giant: Agricultural intensification, extensification or stagnation in Mali's Guinea Savannah

Ollenburger, M. H., Descheemaeker, K., Crane, T. A., Sanogo, O. M. & Giller, K. E., 2016, In : Agricultural Systems. 148, p. 58-70

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Mali
Guinea
savannas
households
farm income
4 Citations (Scopus)

Yield gaps and resource use across farming zones in the central rift valley of Ethiopia

Getnet, M., van Ittersum, M., Hengsdijk, H. & Descheemaeker, K., 2016, In : Experimental Agriculture. 52, 4, p. 493-517

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Ethiopia
valleys
farming systems
wheat
corn
2015
23 Citations (Scopus)

Climate change and maize yield in southern Africa: what can farm management do?

Rurinda, J., van Wijk, M. T., Mapfumo, P., Descheemaeker, K. K. E., Supit, I. & Giller, K. E., 2015, In : Global Change Biology. 21, 12, p. 4588-4601

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Climate change
Farms
Fertilizers
maize
farm
9 Citations (Scopus)

Climate variability and change in southern Mali : Learning from farmer perceptions and on-farm trials

Traore, B., van Wijk, M. T., Descheemaeker, K. K. E., Corbeels, M., Rufino, M. C. & Giller, K. E., 2015, In : Experimental Agriculture. 51, 04, p. 615-634

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Mali
learning
farmers
climate
farms
25 Citations (Scopus)

De-mystifying family farming: Features, diversity and trends across the globe

van Vliet, J. A., Schut, A. G. T., Reidsma, P., Descheemaeker, K. K. E., Slingerland, M. A., van de Ven, G. W. J. & Giller, K. E., 2015, In : Global Food Security. 5, June, p. 11-18

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

family farms
farm size
Agriculture
Farms
farm
20 Citations (Scopus)

Economic trade-offs of biomass use in crop-livestock systems: Exploring more sustainable options in semi-arid Zimbabwe

Homann Kee, S., Valbuena Vargas, D. F., Masikati, P., Descheemaeker, K. K. E., Nyamangara, J., Claessens, L. F. G., Erenstein, O., van Rooyen, A. F. & Nkomboni, D., 2015, In : Agricultural Systems. 134, p. 48-60

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Zimbabwe
crop residues
livestock
Mucuna
economics
6 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of technical interventions on flexibility of farming systems in Burkina Faso: Lessons for the design of innovations in West Africa

Andrieu, N., Descheemaeker, K. K. E., Sanou, T. & Chia, E., 2015, In : Agricultural Systems. 136, p. 125-137

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Burkina Faso
Western Africa
farming systems
farms
farmers
7 Citations (Scopus)

Gully cut-and-fill cycles as related to agromanagement a historical curve number simulation in the Tigray Highlands

Lanckriet, S., Frankl, A., Mesfin, G., Descheemaeker, K. K. E. & Nyssen, J., 2015, In : Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 40, 6, p. 796-808

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

gully
fill
twentieth century
simulation
deforestation
15 Citations (Scopus)

Understanding farm trajectories and development pathways: Two decades of change in southern Mali

Falconnier, G. N., Descheemaeker, K. K. E., van Mourik, T. A., Sanogo, O. & Giller, K. E., 2015, In : Agricultural Systems. 139, p. 210-222

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Mali
trajectories
farms
labor productivity
herds
2014
7 Citations (Scopus)

Developing the role of perennial forages for crop-livestock farms: a strategic multi-disciplinary approach

Llewellyn, R., Robertson, M. J., Hayes, R. C., Ferris, D., Descheemaeker, K. K. E. & Revell, C., 2014, In : Crop and Pasture Science. 65, 10, p. 945-955

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

forage crops
livestock
farms
grazing
farming systems
41 Citations (Scopus)

Environmental conditions and human drivers for changes to North Ethiopian mountain landscapes over 145 years

Nyssen, J., Frankl, A., Haile, M., Hurni, H., Descheemaeker, K. K. E., Crummey, D., Ritler, A., Portner, B., Nievergelt, B., Moeyersons, J., Munro, N., Deckers, J., Billi, P. & Poesen, J., 2014, In : Science of the Total Environment. 485-486, p. 164-179

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Soil conservation
Water conservation
soil conservation
photograph
environmental change
12 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of climate adaptation options for Sudano-Sahelian cropping systems

Traore, B., van Wijk, M. T., Descheemaeker, K. K. E., Corbeels, M., Rufino, M. C. & Giller, K. E., 2014, In : Field Crops Research. 156, p. 63-75

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

cropping systems
cropping practice
millets
planting
climate
71 Citations (Scopus)

Integrated soil fertility management in sub-Saharan Africa: unravelling local adaptation

Vanlauwe, B., Descheemaeker, K. K. E., Giller, K. E., Huising, J., Merckx, R., Nziguheba, G., Wendt, J. & Zingore, S., 2014, In : SOIL. 1, 2014, p. 1239-1286

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
local adaptation
Sub-Saharan Africa
soil fertility
farm
smallholder
21 Citations (Scopus)

Nitrogen cycling in summer active perennial grass systems in South Australia: Non-symbiotic nitrogen fixation

Gupta, V. V. S. R., Kroker, S. J., Hicks, M., Davoren, W., Descheemaeker, K. K. E. & Llewellyn, R., 2014, In : Crop and Pasture Science. 65, 10, p. 1044-1056

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

South Australia
nitrogen fixation
grasses
summer
rhizosphere
6 Citations (Scopus)

Selection of crop cultivars suited to the location combined with astute management can reduce crop yield penalties in pasture cropping systems

Thomass, D. R., Lawes, R. A., Descheemaeker, K. K. E. & Moore, A. D., 2014, In : Crop and Pasture Science. 65, 10, p. 1022-1032

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

cropping systems
crop yield
pastures
cultivars
crops
6 Citations (Scopus)

Simulation of water-limited growth of the forage shrub saltbush (Atriplex nummularia Lindl.) in a low-rainfall environment of southern Australia

Descheemaeker, K. K. E., Smith, A. P., Robertson, M. J., Whitbread, A., Huth, N. I., Davoren, W., Emms, J. & Llewellyn, R., 2014, In : Crop and Pasture Science. 65, 10, p. 1068-1083

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Atriplex nummularia
shrubs
forage
rain
water
7 Citations (Scopus)

Summer-growing perennial grasses are a potential new feed source in the low rainfall environment of southern Australia

Descheemaeker, K. K. E., Llewellyn, R., Moore, A. & Whitbread, A., 2014, In : Crop and Pasture Science. 65, 10, p. 1033-1043

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

grasses
rain
summer
cultivars
biomass production
2013
10 Citations (Scopus)

Integrated crop-livestock systems: a key to sustainable intensification in Africa

Duncan, A. J., Tarawali, S. A., Thorne, P. J., Valbuena, D. F., Descheemaeker, K. K. E. & Homann-Kee Tui, S., 2013, In : Tropical Grasslands = Forrajes Tropicales. 1, 2, p. 202-206

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

livestock
crop
crops
milk
incentive
2011
47 Citations (Scopus)

Pathways for sustainable development of mixed crop livestock systems: Taking a livestock and pro-poor approach

Tarawali, S. A., Herrero, M., Descheemaeker, K. K. E., Grings, E. & Blmmel, M., 2011, In : Livestock Science. 139, 1-2, p. 11-21

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Conservation of Natural Resources
Livestock
sustainable development
livestock
crops