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2020

Exploring solution spaces for nutrition-sensitive agriculture in Kenya and Vietnam

Timler, C., Alvarez, S., DeClerck, F., Remans, R., Raneri, J., Estrada Carmona, N., Mashingaidze, N., Abe Chatterjee, S., Chiang, T. W., Termote, C., Yang, R. Y., Descheemaeker, K., Brouwer, I. D., Kennedy, G., Tittonell, P. A. & Groot, J. C. J., Apr 2020, In : Agricultural Systems. 180, 102774.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Micro-livestock in smallholder farming systems: the role, challenges and opportunities for cavies in South Kivu, eastern DR Congo

Klapwijk, C. J., Schut, M., van Asten, P. J. A., Vanlauwe, B., Giller, K. E. & Descheemaeker, K., May 2020, In : Tropical Animal Health and Production. 52, p. 1167-1177 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
2019

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

3 Citations (Scopus)

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
3 Citations (Scopus)

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

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

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

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

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
17 Citations (Scopus)
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
1 Citation (Scopus)
7 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
14 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

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
11 Citations (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
2 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
1 Citation (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
5 Citations (Scopus)

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

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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.

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Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)
2017

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
2 Citations (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

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1 Citation (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

14 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
8 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

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Open Access
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

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16 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., May 2017, In : Soil & Tillage Research. 168, p. 125-132

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
14 Citations (Scopus)
2016

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

26 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

Open Access
34 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
19 Citations (Scopus)

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

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

16 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

11 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

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4 Citations (Scopus)
2015

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

29 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

11 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

32 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

27 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

6 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

7 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

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17 Citations (Scopus)
2014

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

7 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

45 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

13 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

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Open Access
93 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

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23 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

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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

6 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

10 Citations (Scopus)
2013

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

10 Citations (Scopus)
2011

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

57 Citations (Scopus)