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Institutional change and discontinuities in farmers' use of hybrid maize seed and fertilizer in Malawi: Findings from the 1996-97 CIMMYT/MoLD Survey
This study records the use of hybrid maize seed and fertilizer by small-scale farmers in Malawi, as well as their opinions about these inputs, from 1989-90 through 1996-97. Its main purpose is to determine whether the ...
The maize seed industries of Brazil and Mexico: Past performance, current issues and future prospects
This paper describes results of a study of the main factors affecting the development of the maize seed industries in Brazil and Mexico (and, by extension, other developing countries). The authors develop a framework that ...
Social relations and seed transactions among small-scale maize farmers: a case study from the central valleys of Oaxaca, México
This paper explores social arrangements associated with seed transactions among smallscale maize farmers in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico, a centre of crop genetic diversity. A formal seed distribution system has ...
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 ...
Maize food and feed consumption in the developing world
An analysis of trends in maize use in developing countries are presented. The major causes of current trends in maize consumption in these countries is reviewed. Maize feed use in both producing and importing countries is ...
Maize production practices and problems in Egypt: Results of three farmer surveys
The results of three surveys of Egyptian maize farmers are reported. Two of the surveys, carried out in different parts of Egypt, describe farmers' practices and circumstances. The third survey monitors an on-farm experimental ...