Maize for Changing Climate - Chasing the Moving Target

Zaidi, P H and Nguyen, T and Ha, D N and Thaitad, S and Ahmed, S and Arshad, M and Koirala, K B and Rijal, T R and Kuchanur, P and Patil, A M and Mandal, S S and Kumar, R and Singh, S B and Kumar, B and Shahi, J P and Patel, M B and Gumma, M K and Pandey, K and Chaurasia, R and Anarse, B and Ali, R and Seetharam, K and Das, R R and Vinayan, M T and Rashid, Z and Nair, S and Vivek, B S (2018) Maize for Changing Climate - Chasing the Moving Target. In: 13th Asian Maize Conference and Expert Consultation on Maize for Food, Feed, Nutrition and Environmental Security, October 8, 2018, Radisson Blu Hotel, Ludhiana, India.

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The average annual growth rate of harvested maize area from 1993 to 2013 was 2.7% in Africa, 3.1% in Asia, and 4.6% in Latin America (FAOSTAT, 2018). Maize has emerged as the cereal with largest global production, which surpassed rice in 1996 and wheat in 1997, and its production is increasing at twice the annual rate of rice and three times that of wheat (Fischer et al., 2014). Among cereals, including rice, wheat and other coarse cereal, maize has recorded highest increase in area and productivity during 2006-2015 and is projected to keep the momentum during 2016-2025 (OECD/FAO, 2016). Asia, with its 31% share in global maize production from about 34.0% of the total global area harvested, is the second largest maize producer in the world. The current decade continued impressive growth in maize production, as all the sub-regions showed significant increase in maize production (Figure 1), including Southeast Asia -10.8%, Southern Asia - 27.3% and East Asia - 30.6%, which resulted in an overall 27.7% maize production increase in Asia within a short period of 2010-2016 (FAOSTAT, 2018). These gains in maize production were contributed by increase in productivity per unit area and increase in maize growing areas in some countries.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Research Program : Innovation Systems for the Drylands (ISD)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maize, Climate Change, maize production
Subjects: Others > Maize
Others > Climate Change
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2018 10:17
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2018 10:17
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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