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Narrowing the wheat gap in Sub-Saharan Africa: A review of consumption and production issues
Many African countries stand at the crossroads with respect to wheat. They may choose to let recent trends continue in which case imported wheat will likely become a staple food for most urban consumers. Alternatively, if ...
Meeting South Asia's future food requirements from rice-wheat cropping systems: Priority issues facing researchers in the post-green revolution era
The importance of rice-wheat cropping systems in meeting present and future food needs in South Asia is reviewed. Evidence from a number of factor productivity studies, which analyze yield trends after adjusting for changes ...
Returns to wheat research in Nepal
Organization and performance of national maize seed industries: A new institutionalist perspective
This paper proposes a conceptual framework for analyzing the organization and performance of national maize seed industries. The authors begin by reviewing what several leading economic paradigms have to say about the ...
Adoption, management, and impact of hybrid maize seed in India
This paper presents results of a 1995 survey of 864 maize-growing households in six states that account for more than 70% of India's maize area: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. ...
Impacts of maize breeding research in Latin America, 1966-97
This report documents the number and types of maize varieties and hybrids released by public breeding programs between 1966 and 1997, describes the varieties and hybrids marketed by public seed agencies and private companies ...
Economics of wheat production in Bangladesh
This paper reports the results of a study undertaken to assess the economics of wheat production in Bangladesh, In financial terms, bore (winter) rice is the most profitable crop in irrigated zones, but wheat often generates ...
Research for marginal environments: Are we underinvested?
Evidence is presented to show that adoption of modern wheat varieties in rainfed marginal environments of the developing world has lagged substantially compared to adoption in favoured well-watered areas. Possible reasons ...