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Maize production and agricultural policies in Central America and Mexico
This paper reviews trends in maize production and consumption in Central America and Mexico in the context of the political and economic changes taking place in the region since the 1970's. The authors focus on the effects ...
Adoption of maize conservation tillage in Azuero, Panama
An aggressive research and validation program launched in 1984 in Azuero, Panama, yielded a recommendation advocating zero tillage for maize production. Ten years later, maize farmers in Azuero use , land preparation ...
Continuous economic analysis of crop response to fertilizer in on-farm research
This paper proposes a method for building general models based on continuous analysis of data from on-farm research (OFR) in order to derive recommendations for farmers. The data requirements are not excessive for practitioners ...
The design and management of call system training in on-farm research
This paper, intended for those engaged in training national research and extension personnel in on-farm research (OFR) methods, summarizes the experiences of the CIMMYT Economics Program, in collaboration with members of ...
Cover crops in hillside agriculture: farmer innovation with Mucuna
(CIMMYT; IDRC, 1998)
Farmers in northern Honduras are at the forefront of a significant development in hillside agriculture. For more than 20 years, they have been quietly developing an aggressive vining legume called velvet bean and adapting ...
An economic analysis of the abonera maize production system in the Atlantic Coast of Honduras
This paper compares the economics of the abonera maize production system, in which maize is grown in rotation with a green manure crop (velvetbean, mucuna deeringiana), with traditional bush-fallow cultivation of maize in ...
Adoption and use of improved maize by small-scale farmers in Southeast Guatemala
This report is based on a study of the adoption and use of improved open-pollinated varieties and hybrids by small-scale farmers in the Department of Jutiapa, Guatemala. The majority of maize producers in Guatemala are ...
Diseño y manejo de los cursos del sistema de llamadas sobre la investigacion en fincas
Este documento, destinado a todas aquellas personas dedicadas a la capacitación de personal nacional de Investigación y extensión en los métodos de la Investigación en fincas (IEF), resume las experiencias del Programa de ...
Los cultivos de cobertura en la agricultura en laderas: Innovación de los agricultores con Mucuna
(CIMMYT; CATIE; IDRC, 1999)
Los agricultores del norte de Honduras están a la vanguardia de un significativo avance en la agricultura en laderas. Por más de 20 años, calladamente han desarrollado una agresiva leguminosa trepadora llamada frijol ...