·       Houspanossian, J, R Gimenez, J Whitworth-Hulse, MD Nosetto, W Tych, PM Atkinson, MC Rufino, EG Jobbágy. Agricultural expansion raises groundwater and increases flooding in the South American plains. Science, 380, 1344–1348.

·       Stetkiewicz, S, J Menary, A.Nair, MC Rufino, ARH Fischer, M Cornelissen, A Guichaoua, P Jorasch, S Lemarié, AK Nanda, R Wilhelm & JAC Davies 2023 Food system actor perspectives on future-proofing European food systems through plant breeding. Sci Rep 13, 5444.

·       Antonietta, M, M de Felipe, SA Rothwell, T Williams, P Skilleter, A Albacete, L Borras, MC Rufino, IC Dodd 2023 Prolonged low temperature exposure de‐sensitises ABA‐induced stomatal closure in soybean, involving an ethylene‐dependent process. Plant, Cell & Environ, 2023-04-17, doi: 10.1111/pce.14590


·       Hawkins, J, A Komarek, EM Kihoro, CF Nicholson, A Omore, GU Yesuf, PJ Ericksen, GC Schoneveld, MC Rufino 2022 High yield dairy cattle breeds improve farmer incomes, curtail greenhouse gas emissions and reduce dairy import dependency in Tanzania. Nature Food 3, 957-967.

·       Graham, MW, K Butterbach-Bahl, CJ Linde du Doit, D Korir, S Leitner, L Merbold, A Mwape, PW Ndung’u, DE Pelster, MC Rufino, T van der Weerden, A Wilkes, C Arndt 2022 Research progress on greenhouse gas emissions from livestock in sub-Saharan Africa falls short of national inventory ambitions. Front Soil Sci, 2, 927452.

·       Stetkiewicz, S, J Menary, A Nair, MC Rufino, ARH Fischer, M Cornelissen, R Duchesne, A Guichaoua, P Jorasch, S Lemarié, AK Nanda, R Wilhelm, JAC Davies 2022 Crop improvements for future-proofing European food systems: a focus-group driven analysis of agricultural production stakeholder priorities and viewpoints. Food & Energy Sec, 12 (1), e362.

·       Jacobs, SR, B Weeser, MC Rufino, L Breuer 2022 Hydrological processes in East African tropical montane headwater catchments influenced by land use. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung 65 (6), 272-283.


·       Caron, P, M van Ittersum, T Avermaete, G Brunori, J Fanzo, KE Giller, E Hainzelin, J Ingram, L Korsten, Y Martin-Prevel, M Osiru, C Palm, M Rivera-Ferre, MC Rufino, S Schneider, A Thomas, D Walker 2021 Statement based on the 4th international conference on global food security: Challenges for a disruptive research Agenda. Global Food Sec 30, 100554.

·       Haygarth, P, MC Rufino 2021 Local solutions to the global phosphorus imbalance. Nature Food 2 (7), 459-460.

·       Menary, J, S Stetkiewicz, A Nair, P Jorasch, AK Nanda, A Guichaoua, MC Rufino, ARH Fischer, JAC Davies Going virtual: adapting in-person interactive focus groups to the online environment. Emerald Open Research 3 (6), 6.

·       Yesuf, GU, GC Schoneveld, M Zijlstra, J Hawkins, E Kihoro, V Vernooij, MC Rufino 2021 Embedding stakeholders’ priorities into the low emission development of the East African dairy sector. Env Res Letters 16, 064032.

·       Njue, NK, J Gräf, B Weeser, MC Rufino, L Breuer, SR Jacobs 2021 Monitoring of suspended sediments in a tropical forested landscape with citizen science. Front Water 3, 56.

·       Hawkins, J, G Yesuf, M Zijlstra, GC Schoneveld, MC Rufino 2021 Feeding efficiency gains can increase the greenhouse gas mitigation potential of the Tanzanian dairy sector. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 4190

·       Yesuf, GU, KA Brown, N Walford, S Rakotoarisoa, MC Rufino 2021 Predicting range shifts for critically endangered plants: Is habitat connectivity irrelevant or necessary?  Biol Conserv, 256, 109033

·       Stenfert Kroese, J, JN Quinton, SR Jacobs, L Breuer, MC Rufino 2021 Particulate carbon and nutrient exports from tropical African montane catchments point to the impoverishment of agricultural soils. Soil, 7(1), pp. 53–70

·       Weeser, B, J Gräf, NK Njue, PO Cerutti, MC Rufino, L Breuer, SR Jacobs 2021 Crowdsourced water level monitoring in Kenya's Sondu-Miriu basin - Who is "the crowd"? Frontiers Earth Sci: Hydrosphere, 8, 602422

·       Hahn, M, SR Jacobs, L Breuer, MC Rufino, D Windhorst 2021 Variability in tree water uptake determined with stable water isotopes in an African tropical montane forest. Ecohydrology 14:e2278.

·       Miller, E, A Doolittle, PO Cerutti, J Naimark, MC Rufino, M Ashton, E Mwangi 2021 Spatial dynamics of community landscape service values across an East African landscape. Land Urban Planning 207, 103995.

·       Kempster, R, M Barat, MC Rufino, L Bishops, L Borras, ID Dodd 2021 Genotype and cytokinin effects on soybean yield and biological nitrogen fixation across soil temperatures. Ann Appl Biol 178(2), 341–354

·       Rufino, MC, CKK Gachene, R Diogo, J Hawkins, AA Onyango, OM Sanogo, I Wanyama, G Yesuf, DE Pelster. 2021 Sustainable development of crop-livestock farms in Africa. Front Agri Sci Eng, 8 (1), 175-181


·       Stenfert Kroese, J, SR Jacobs, W Tych, L Breuer, JN Quinton, MC Rufino 2020 Tropical montane forest conversion is a critical driver for sediment supply in East African catchments. Water Res Res (10), e2020WR027495

·       Stenfert Kroese, J, P Batista, SR Jacobs, L Breuer, JN Quinton, MC Rufino 2020 Agricultural land is a significant contributor to stream sediments after conversion of an African montane forest to smallholder agriculture. Sci Rep, 10:14827

·       Villarino, S, P Pinto, T Della Chiesa, EG Jobbágy, GA Studdert, B Bazzoni, G Conti, MC Rufino, R Álvarez, R Boddey, C Bayer, PC de F Carvalho, RJ Fernández, FA Lattanzi, M Oesterheld, W Oyhantçabal, JM Paruelo, V Pravia, G Piñeiro 2020 The role of South American grazing lands in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. A reply to: "Reassessing the role of grazing lands in carbon-balance estimations: Meta-analysis and review". Sci Total Env, 740: 140108

·       Verchot, LV, M Dannenmann, SK Kengdo, CB Njine-Bememba, MC Rufino, DJ Sonwa, J Tejedor 2020 Land-use change and biogeochemical controls of soil CO2, N2O and CH4 fluxes in Cameroonian forest landscapes. J Integr Environ Sci, 17, 45–67

·       Rufino, MC, 2020. The value of animal-sourced foods. Nature Food 1, 330–331

·       Jacobs, SR, B Weeser, MC Rufino, L Breuer 2020 Diurnal patterns in solute concentrations measured with in situ UV-Vis sensors: natural fluctuations or artefacts? Sensors 20 (3), 859

·       Insausti, M, R Timmis, R Kinnersley, MC Rufino 2020 Advances in sensing ammonia from agricultural sources. Sci Tot Env 706, 135124

·       Brandt, P, G Yesuf, M Herold, MC Rufino 2020 Intensification of dairy production can increase the GHG mitigation potential of the land use sector in East Africa. Global Change Biol 26, 568-585


·       Weeser, B, SR Jacobs, P Kraft, MC Rufino, L Breuer 2019 Rainfall-runoff modelling using crowdsourced water level data. Water Resources Res 55, 10856-10871

·       Magliano PN, D Mindham, W Tych, F Murray, MN Nosetto, EG Jobbágy, MC Rufino, NA Chappell 2019 Hydrological functioning of cattle ranching impoundments in the Dry Chaco rangelands of Argentina. Hydrol Res 50, 1596-1608

·       Njue, N, J Stenfert Kroese, J Gräf, SR Jacobs, B. Weeser, L Breuer, MC Rufino 2019 Citizen science in hydrological monitoring and ecosystem services management: state of the art and future prospects. Sci Total Env 693, 133531

·       Leip, A, S Ledgard, A Uwizeye, J Palhares, F Aller, B Amon, C M.d.S. Cordovil, C De Camillis, H Dong; A Fusi, J Helin, S Hörtenhuber, AN Hristov, R Koelsch, C Liu, C Masso, NV Nkongolo, AK Patra, MR Redding, MC Rufino, R Sakrabani, G Thoma, F Vertès, Y Wang 2019 The value of manure - manure as co-product in life cycle assessment. J Env Manag 241, 293-304

·       Wanyama, I, DE Pelster, K Butterbach-Bahl, C Martius, L Verchot, MC Rufino 2019 Soil carbon dioxide and methane fluxes from forests and other land use types in an African tropical montane region. Biogeochemistry 143, 171-190

·       De Giusti, G, P Kristjanson, MC Rufino 2019 Agroforestry as a climate change mitigation practice in smallholder farming: evidence from Kenya. Climatic Change 153, 379-394

·       Onyango, AA, U Dickhoefer, MC Rufino, K Butterbach-Bahl, JP Goopy 2019 Temporal and spatial variability in the nutritive value of pasture vegetation and supplement feedstuffs for domestic ruminants in Western Kenya. Asian-Australasian J Anim Sci 32, 637


·       Jacobs, SR, E Timbe, B Weeser, MC Rufino, K Butterbach-Bahl, L Breuer 2018 Assessment of hydrological pathways in East African montane catchments under different land use. Hydrol Earth Syst Sci 22, 4981-5000

·       Brandt, P, E Hamunyela, S de Bruin, J Verbesselt, M Herold, MC Rufino 2018 Sustainable intensification of dairy production can reduce forest disturbance in Kenyan montane forests. Agric Ecosyst Environ 265, 307-319

·       Carter, S, B Aarts, KE Giller, K Kok, J de Koning, M van Noordwijk, P Reidsma, MC Rufino, G Salvini, C Soto, L Verchot, E Wollenberg, Herold 2018 Climate-smart land use requires local solutions, transdisciplinary research, policy coherence, and transparency. Carbon Manag 9, 291-301

·       Weeser, B, J Stenfert-Kroese, S Jacobs, N Njue, Z Kemboi, AM Ran, MC Rufino, L Breuer 2018 Citizen science pioneers in Kenya - a crowdsourced approach for hydrological monitoring. Sci Total Env 631, 1590-1599

·       Wanyama, I, MC Rufino, DE Pelster, G Wanyama, C Atzberger, P van Asten, LV Verchot, K Butterbach-Bahl 2018 Land-use, land-use history and soil type affect soil greenhouse gas fluxes from agricultural landscapes of the East African highlands. J Geophys Res Biogeosci 123, 976-990

·       Jacobs, S, B Weeser, A Guzha, MC Rufino, K Butterbach-Bahl, D Windhorst, L Breuer 2018 Using high-resolution data to assess land use impact on nitrate dynamics in East African tropical montane catchments. Water Resources Res 54,1812-1830

·       Brandt, P, M Herold, MC Rufino 2018 The contribution of sectoral climate change mitigation options to national targets: a quantitative assessment of dairy production in Kenya. Environ Res Lett 13, 034016

·       Wanyama, I, DE Pelster, C Arias-Navarro, K Butterbach-Bahl, LV Verchot, MC Rufino 2018 Management intensity controls soil N2O fluxes in an Afromontane ecosystem. Sci Total Environ, 624, 769-780

·       Carter, S, M Herold, V Avitabile, S de Bruin, V De Sy, L Kooistra, MC Rufino 2018 Agriculture-driven deforestation in the tropics from 1990 to 2015: emissions, trends, and uncertainties. Environ Res Lett 13, 014002

·       Guzha, A, MC Rufino, S Owuor, S Jacobs, R Nobrega 2018 Impacts of land use and land cover change on surface runoff, discharge and low flows: Evidence from East Africa. J Hydrol: Regional Studies 15, 49-67

·       Owuor, S, K Butterbach-Bahl, A Guzha, S Jacobs, L Merbold, MC Rufino, DE Pelster, E Diaz-Pinez, L Breuer, 2018 Conversion of natural forest results in a significant degradation of soil hydraulic properties in the highlands of Kenya. Soil Tillage Res 176, 36-44


·       Jacobs, S, L Breuer, K Butterbach-Bahl, D Pelster, MC Rufino 2017 Land use affects total dissolved nitrogen and nitrate concentrations in tropical montane streams in Kenya. Sci Total Environ 603-604, 519-532

·       Arias-Navarro, C, E Diaz-Pines, P Zuaso, MC Rufino, LV Verchot, K Butterbach-Bahl 2017 Quantifying the contribution of land use to N2O, NO and CO2 fluxes in a montane forest ecosystem of Kenya. Biogeochemistry 134, 95–114

·       Arias-Navarro, C, E Diaz-Pines, S Klatt, P Brandt, MC Rufino, K Butterbach-Bahl, LV Verchot 2017 Spatial variability of soil N2O and CO2 fluxes in different topographic positions in a tropical montane forest in Kenya. J Geophys Res Biogeosci 112, 514-527

·       Rodriguez, D, P de Voil, MC Rufino, M Odendo, MT van Wijk 2017 To mulch or to munch? Big modelling of big data. Agric Syst 153, 32-42

·       Pelster, DE, MC Rufino, TS Rosenstock, J Mango, G Saiz, E Diaz-Pines, G Baldi, K Butterbach-Bahl 2017 Smallholder African farms have very limited GHG emissions. Biogeosciences 14, 187–202

·       Ritzema, RS, R Frelat, S Douxchamps, S Silvestri, MC Rufino, M Herrero, KE Giller, S López-Ridaura, N Teufel, BK Paul, MT van Wijk 2017 Is production intensification likely to make farm households food-adequate? A simple food availability analysis across smallholder farming systems from East and West Africa. Food Security 9, 1-17

·       Brandt, P, M Kvakić, K Butterbach-Bahl, MC Rufino 2017 How to target climate-smart agriculture? Concept and application of the consensus-driven decision-making framework "targetCSA". Agric Syst 151, 234-245


·       Roman-Cuesta, RM, M Herold, MC Rufino, TS Rosenstock, RA Houghton, S Rossi, K Butterbach-Bahl, S Ogle, B Poulter, L Verchot, C Martius 2016 Multi-gas and multi-source comparisons of six land use emission datasets and AFOLU estimates in the Fifth Assessment Report. Biogeosciences, 13, 5799–5819

·       Owuor, S, K Butterbach-Bahl, A Guzha, MC Rufino, D Pelster, E Diaz-Pines, L Breuer 2016 Groundwater recharge rates and surface runoff response to land use and land cover changes in semi-arid environments. Ecol Processes 5, 1:16

·       Rosenstock, TS, M Mpanda, DE Pelster, K Butterbach-Bahl, MC Rufino, M Thiong'o, P Mutuo, Abwanda, Rioux, Kimaro, H Neufeldt 2016 Greenhouse gas fluxes in agricultural soils of East Africa. J Geophys Res Biogeosci 121, 1568–1580

·       Roman-Cuesta, RM, MC Rufino, M Herold, K Butterbach-Bahl, TS Rosenstock, M Herrero, S Ogle, Changsheng Li, B Poulder, LV Verchot, C Martius, J Stuiver, S de Bruin 2016 Hotspots of tropical land use emissions: patterns, uncertainties, and leading emission sources for the period 2000-2005. Biogeosciences 13 (14), 4253-4269

·       Wollenberg E, M Richards, P Smith, P Havlík, M Obersteiner, FN Tubiello, M Herold, P Gerber, S Carter, A Reisinger, D van Vuuren, A Dickie, H Neufeldt, BO Sander, R Wassmann, R Sommer, JE Amonette, A Falcucci, M Herrero, C Opio, R Roman-Cuesta, E Stehfest, H Westhoek, I Ortiz-Monasterio, T Sapkota, MC Rufino, PK Thornton, L Verchot, PC West, JF Soussana, T Baedeker, M Sadler, S Vermeulen, BM Campbell 2016 Reducing net emissions from agriculture by 2030: A global aspirational goal. Global Change Biol 22, 3859-3864

·       Pelster, DE, B Gisore, JK Koske, N Ndiwa, J Goopy, D Korir, MC Rufino, K Butterbach-Bahl 2016 Methane and nitrous oxide emissions from cattle excreta on an East African grassland. J Environ Quality 45,1531–1539

·       Ng’ang’a, SK, E Bulte, KE Giller, JM McIntire, M Herrero, MC Rufino 2016 Livestock wealth and social capital as insurance against climate risk: A case study of Samburu District in Kenya. Agric Syst 146, 44–54

·       Ng’ang’a, SK, E Bulte, KE Giller, JM McIntire, MC Rufino 2016 Migration and self-protection against climate change: A case study of Samburu district, Kenya. World Development 84, 55–68

·       Saiz, G, FM Wandera, DE Pelster, W Ngetich, JR Okalebo, MC Rufino, K Butterbach-Bahl 2016 Long term assessment of soil and water conservation measures (Fanya juu-terraces) on soil organic matter in South Eastern Kenya. Geoderma 274, 1-9

·       Ng’ang’a, SK, MT van Wijk, MC Rufino, KE Giller 2016 Adaptation of agriculture to climate change in semi-arid Borena, Ethiopia. Reg Env Change 16, 2317-2330


·       Silvestri, S, S Douxchamps, P Kristjanson, W Förch, M Radeny, I Mutie, C Quiros, M Herrero, A Ndungu, N Ndiwa, J Mango, L Claessens, MC Rufino 2015 Households and food security: lessons from food secure households in East Africa. Agric Food Security 4, 23

·       Rusinamhodzi, L, MT van Wijk, M Corbeels, MC Rufino, KE Giller 2015 Crop residue use and trade-offs on smallholder crop-livestock farms in southern Africa: implications for intensification. Agric Ecosyst Environ 214, 31-45.

·       Douxchamps, S, MT Van Wijk, S Silvestri, AS Moussa, C Quiros, NYB Ndour, S Buah, L Somé, M Herrero, P Kristjanson, M Ouedraogo, PK Thornton, P Van Asten, R Zougmoré, MC Rufino 2016 Linking agricultural adaptation strategies and food security: evidence from West Africa. Reg Env Change 16, 1305–1317

·       Carter, S, M Herold, MC Rufino, K Neumann, L Kooistra, L Verchot 2015 Mitigation of agriculture emissions in the tropics: comparing forest land-sparing options at the national level. Biogeosciences 12, 4809–4825

·       Traore, B, MT van Wijk, K Descheemaeker, M Corbeels, MC Rufino, KE Giller 2015 Farmer’s perceptions on climate change and agricultural adaptation strategies in southern Mali. Exp Agric 51, 615-634

·       De Ridder, N, OM Sanogo, MC Rufino, H van Keulen, KE Giller 2015 Milk, the new white gold for smallholder farmers in West Africa? Animal 9, 1221–1229

·       Castellanos-Navarrete, A, P Tittonell, MC Rufino, KE Giller 2015 Quantitative trade-off analysis of crop residue uses in highly populated areas of western Kenya. Agric Syst 134, 24–35


·       Rufino, MC, P Brandt, M Herrero, K Butterbach-Bahl 2014 Reducing uncertainty in nitrogen budgets for African livestock systems. Environ Res Lett 9 (10), 105008

·       Zhou, M, P Brandt, DE Pelster, MC Rufino, T Robinson, K Butterbach-Bahl 2014 Regional nitrogen budget of the Lake Victoria Basin, East Africa: syntheses, uncertainties and perspectives. Environ Res Lett 9 (10), 105009

·       Rurinda, J, P Mapfumo, MT van Wijk, F Mtambanengwe, MC Rufino, R Chikowo, KE Giller 2014 Sources of vulnerability to a variable and changing climate among smallholder households in eastern Zimbabwe: A participatory analysis. Clim Risk Manag 3, 65-78

·       Van Wijk, MT, MC Rufino, D Enahoro, D Parsons, S Silvestri, RO Valdivia, M Herrero 2014 Farm household models to analyse food security in a changing climate: a review. Global Food Security 3, 77-84

·       Herrero, M, PK Thornton, A Bernués, I Baltenweck, J Vervoort, J van de Steeg, S Makokha, MT van Wijk, S Karanja, MC Rufino, SJ Staal 2014 Exploring future changes in smallholder farming systems by linking socioeconomic scenarios with regional and household models. Global Environ Change 24, 165–182

·       Rurinda, J, P Mapfumo, MT van Wijk, F Mtambanengwe, MC Rufino, R Chikowo, KE Giller 2014 Comparative assessment of maize, finger millet and sorghum for household food security in the face of increasing climatic risk. Eur J Agron 55, 29-41

·       Havlík, P, H Valin, M Herrero, M Obersteiner, E Schmid, MC Rufino, A Mosnier, H Böttcher, S Frank, S Fritz, S Fusse, F Kraxner, AM Notenbaert, P Thornton 2014 Climate change mitigation through livestock system transitions. Proc Natl Acad Sci 111, 3709-3714

·       Traore, B, MT van Wijk, K Descheemaeker, M Corbeels, MC Rufino, KE Giller 2014 Evaluation of climate adaptation options for Sudano-Sahelian cropping systems. Field Crop Res 156, 63-75

·       Alvarez, S, MC Rufino, MC, J Vayssières, P Salgado, P Tittonell, E Tillard, F Bocquier 2014 Whole-farm nitrogen cycling and intensification of crop-livestock systems in the highlands of Madagascar: an application of network analysis. Agric Syst 126, 25–37


·       Bouwman, AF, K Klein Goldewijk, KW Van der Hoek, AHW Beusen, DP Van Vuuren, J Willems, MC Rufino, E Stehfest 2013 Exploring global changes in nitrogen and phosphorus cycles in agriculture induced by livestock production for the period 1900-2050. Proc Natl Acad Sci 110, 20882–20887

·       Rufino, MC, PK Thornton, SK Ng’ang’a, I Mutie, P Jones, MT van Wijk, M Herrero 2013 Transitions in agro-pastoralist systems of East Africa: impacts on food security and poverty. Agric Ecosyst Environ 179, 215-230

·       Rurinda, J, P Mapfumo, MT van Wijk, F Mtambanengwe, MC Rufino, R Chikowo, KE Giller 2013 Managing soil fertility to adapt to climate variability in smallholder cropping systems in Zimbabwe. Field Crop Res 154, 211–225

·       Herrero, M, P Havlik, H Valin, AM Notenbaert, MC Rufino, P Thornton, M Blummel, F Weiss, M Obersteiner 2013 Biomass use, production, feed efficiencies, and greenhouse gas emissions from global livestock systems. Proc Natl Acad Sci 110, 20888-20893

·       Arias-Navarro, C, E Díaz-Pinés, R Kiese, TS Rosenstock, MC Rufino, D Stern, H Neufeldt, LV Verchot, K Butterbach-Bahl 2013 Gas pooling: A sampling technique to overcome spatial heterogeneity of soil greenhouse gas fluxes. Soil Biol Biochem 67, 20-23

·       Rosenstock, TS, E Diaz-Pines, P Zuazo, G Jordan, M Predotova, P Mutuo, S Abwanda, M Thiong’o, A Buerkert, MC Rufino, R Kiese, H Neufeldt, K Butterbach-Bahl 2013 Accuracy and precision of photoacoustic spectroscopy not guaranteed. Global Change Biol 19, 3565-3567

·       Woittiez, L, MC Rufino, KE Giller, P Mapfumo 2013 The use of woodland products to cope with climate variability in communal areas in Zimbabwe. Ecol Soc 18 (4), 24

·       Rosenstock, TS, MC Rufino, K Butterbach-Bahl, E Wollenberg 2013 Towards a protocol for quantifying greenhouse gas emissions and evaluating mitigation options in smallholder farming systems. Environ Res Lett 8 (2), 021003  

·       Traore, B, M Corbeels, MT van Wijk, MC Rufino, KE Giller 2013 Effects of climate variability and climate change on crop production: Evidence from a long-term experiment in southern Mali. Eur J Agron 49, 115-125.

·       Diogo, RVC, E Schlecht, A Buerkert, MC Rufino, MT Van Wijk 2013 Increasing nutrient use efficiency through improved feeding and manure management in urban and peri-urban livestock units of a West African city: a scenario analysis. Agric Syst 114, 64–72.

·       Herrero, M, D Grace, J Njuki, N Johnson, D Enahoro, S Silvestri, MC Rufino 2013 The roles of livestock in developing countries. Animal 7s1, 3 – 18.

·       Havlík, P, H Valin, A Mosnier, M Obersteiner, JS Baker, M Herrero, MC Rufino, E Schmid 2013 Crop productivity growth: A way to reduce land use change and greenhouse gas emissions from the livestock sector? Am J Agric Econ 95, 442-448


·       Valbuena, D, O Erenstein, S Homann-Kee Tui, T Abdoulaye, L Claessens, AJ Duncan, B Gérard, MC Rufino, N Teufel, A van Rooyen, MT Van Wijk 2012 Conservation Agriculture in mixed crop-livestock systems: Scoping crop residue trade-offs in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Field Crops Res 132, 175–184.


·       Rusinamhodzi, L, M Corbeels, MT Van Wijk, MC Rufino, J Nyamangara, KE Giller 2011 A meta-analysis of long-term effects of conservation agriculture practices on maize grain yield under rain-fed conditions: lessons for southern Africa. Agron Sust Develop 31, 657–673

·       Rufino, MC, P Reidsma, EMM Nillesen 2011 Comments to “Is an integrated farm more resilient against climate change? A micro-econometric analysis of portfolio diversification in African agriculture” Food Policy 36: 452-4

·       Rufino, MC, J Dury, P Tittonell, MT Van Wijk, M Herrero, S Zingore, P Mapfumo, KE Giller 2011 Competing use of organic resources, village-level interactions between farm types and climate variability in a communal area of NE Zimbabwe. Agric Syst 104, 175-190

·       Giller, KE, P Tittonell, MC Rufino, MT Van Wijk, S Zingore, P Mapfumo, S Adjei-Nsiahe, M Herrero, R Chikowo, M Corbeels, EC Rowe, F Baijukya, A Mwijage, J Smith, E Yeboah, WJ Van der Burg, OM Sanogo, M Misiko, N de Ridder, S Karanja, C Kaizzi, J K‘ungu, M Mwale, D Nwaga, C Pacini, B Vanlauwe 2011 Communicating complexity: Integrated assessment of trade-offs within African farming systems to support innovation and development. Agric Syst 104, 191-203


·       Tittonell, P, MC Rufino, BH Janssen, KE Giller 2010 Carbon and nutrient losses during manure storage under traditional and improved practices in smallholder crop-livestock systems: evidence from Kenya. Plant and Soil 328, 253-269


·       Rufino, MC, P Tittonell, P Reidsma, S López-Ridaura, H Hengsdijk, KE Giller, A Verhagen 2009 Network analysis of N flows and food self-sufficiency: a comparative study of crop-livestock systems of the highlands of East and southern Africa. Nutr Cycl Agroecosyst 85,169-186

·       Van Wijk, MT, P Tittonell, MC Rufino, M Herrero, C Pacini, N de Ridder, KE Giller 2009 Identifying key entry-points for strategic management of smallholder farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa using the dynamic farm-scale simulation model NUANCES-FARMSIM. Agric Syst 102, 89-101

·       Rufino, MC, H Hengsdijk, A Verhagen 2009 Analysing integration and diversity in agro-ecosystems by using indicators of network analysis. Nutr Cycl Agroecosyst 84, 229-247

·       Tittonell, P, MT Van Wijk, M Herrero, MC Rufino, N de Ridder, KE Giller 2009 Beyond resource constraints - exploring the biophysical feasibility of options for the intensification of smallholder crop-livestock systems in Vihiga district, Kenya. Agric Syst 101, 1-19

·       Rufino, MC, M Herrero, MT Van Wijk, L Hemerik, N de Ridder, KE Giller 2009 Lifetime productivity of dairy cows in smallholder mixed systems of the highlands of Central Kenya. Animal 3, 1044-1056


·       Rufino, MC, A Verhagen, H Hengsdijk, JWA Langeveld, R Ruben, J Dixon, KE Giller 2008 Low-cost analytical approach for economic and environmental performance assessment of farm household systems: application to crop-livestock systems in the Ethiopian highlands. J Sust Agric 32, 565-585


·       Rufino, MC, P Tittonell, MT Van Wijk, A Castellanos-Navarrete, RJ Delve, N de Ridder, KE Giller 2007 Manure as a key resource within smallholder farming systems: Analysing farm-scale nutrient cycling efficiencies with the NUANCES framework. Livest Sci 112, 273-287

·       Tittonell, P, MT Van Wijk, MC Rufino, JA Vrugt, KE Giller 2007 Analysing trade-offs in resource and labour allocation by smallholder farmers using inverse modelling techniques: a case-study from Kakamega district, western Kenya. Agric Syst 95, 76-95


·       Rufino, MC, EC Rowe, RJ Delve, KE Giller 2006 Nitrogen cycling efficiencies through resource-poor African crop-livestock systems. Agric Ecosyst Environ 116, 261-282