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An assessment of the adoption of seed and fertilizer packages and the role of credit in smallholder maize production in Sidama and North Omo Zones, Ethiopia
(CIMMYT *EARO, 2000)
This study identified factors that influenced the adoption of improved maize technologies and assessed the role of credit in Sidama and North Omo Zones of Ethiopia. A tobit analysis was used to test the factors affecting ...
Impediments to new improved maize variety testing and release in selected countries in Sub-Saharan Africa
Before farmers can benefit from new improved maize varieties with novel genetic information, new maize varieties have to undergo performance testing, registration and approval. The registration procedures require that new ...
Drivers of improved maize variety adoption in drought prone areas of Malawi
This study identifies the determinants of adoption and adoption-intensity of improved maize varieties in Malawi. We estimated a double hurdle model based on household-level survey data collected in the districts of Balaka ...
Determinants of fertilizer and manure use for maize production in Kiambu District, Kenya
(CIMMYT *KARI, 2001)
Farms in Kiambu District are very small owing to high population pressure and need to be intensively farmed to provide enough food for consumption and sale. Since soil nitrogen levels are low, the use of inorganic fertilizers ...
Farmers' maize seed systems in Western Oromia, Ethiopia
(CIMMYT *EARO, 2001)
Maize breeding research in Eastern and Southern Africa: Current status and impacts of past investments made by the public and private sectors, 1966-97
This report documents the impacts of international maize breeding research in eastern and southern Africa. It draws on inft)rmation from a comprehensive 1998/99 survey of public and private maize breeding and seed production ...
An assessment of factors affecting adoption of maize production technologies in Iganga District, Uganda
(NARO *CIMMYT, 1997)
Data from formal farmer surveys in Iganga District, Uganda, as well as secondary data, were analysed to describe maize farmers' circumstances and practices, identify socioeconomic and technical factors affecting the adoption ...
The maize seed system in Ethiopia: challenges and opportunities in drought prone areas
This study examines how the performance of the maize seed system in Ethiopia affects small-scale farmers’ access to and use of improved maize varieties. Particular emphasis is given to the drought-prone agro-ecologies ...