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Diagnostic research to enable adoption of transgenic crop varieties by smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa
(Academic Journals, 2003)
Diagnostic research is important in helping to create an enabling environment for promising biotechnology products in smallholder agriculture, before rather than after release. The biotechnology products that now hold ...
Developing Bt maize for resource-poor farmers - Recent advances in the IRMA project
(Academic Journals, 2005)
This paper presents an overview of the advances in the IRMA project, which develops insect resistant maize varieties for resource-poor farmers, using both conventional breeding and genetic engineering. The project started ...
Impediments to new improved maize variety testing and release in selected countries in Sub-Saharan Africa
(David Publishing, 2010)
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 ...
Developing maize resistant to Stem borer and storage insect pests for Eastern and Southern Africa - IRMA III conventional (2009-2013): progress report 2010 submitted to the syngenta foundation for sustainable agriculture
Although maize is important for agriculture and livelihoods in eastern and southern Africa, its productivity is low, being only 1.3 t/ha compared 4.9 t/ha worldwide. Insect pests in the field and in storage are among the ...
Proceedings of the: 12th Regional Wheat Workshop for Eastern, Central and Southern Africa
Like its predecessors, the 12th Regional Wheat Workshop for Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, held at Merica Hotel in Nakuru, Kenya , 22–26 November 2004 provided a forum where wheat scientists from the region could ...
The ninth regional wheat workshop for Eastern, Central and Southern Africa
(CIDA Eastern Africa Cereals Program; CIMMYT, 1996)
This paper presents an overview of issues related to the current status of wheat research, production and consumption in eleven countries of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. It also illustrates national trends since ...
The seventh Regional Wheat Workshop for Eastern, Central and Southern Africa
The Representative of The Director General of CIMMYT, Dr. George Varughese, Workshop Organizers, Ladies and Gentlemen: First, I want to welcome you to Kenya, and, particularly, to Nakuru, which is the Provincial Headquarters ...
Seed business management in Africa
The past decade has seen a strong growth in the number of new seed enterprises emerging in Africa, Asia and Latin America. If successful, they will contribute tremendously to the economic growth of their countries, regions ...