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Determinacion de la ventaja comparativa mediante el analisis del CRI: pautas establecidas a partir de la experiencia del CIMMYT
El conocimiento de la ventaja comparativa es importante para los países en desarrollo debido a que los posibles aumentos en el bienestar social que surgen de la especialización y el comercio pueden utilizarse para fomentar ...
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 ...
Adoption and impacts of improved maize production technology: a case study of the Ghana Grains Development Project
This report, one of a series of adoption case studies coordinated by the Impacts Assessment and Evaluation Group (IAEG) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), examines the adoption by ...
Determining comparative advantage through DRC analysis: guidelines emerging from CIMMYT's experience
Knowledge of comparative advantage is important for developing countries, because potential welfare gains from specialization and trade can be used to foster economic growth. One practical difficulty with using comparative ...
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. ...
Genetic change in farmer-recycled maize seed: a review of the evidence
This paper summarizes what is known about farm-level maize seed management practices and reviews the theoretical and empirical evidence regarding the relationship between farmers’ seed recycling practices and the genetic ...
Maize research, development, and seed production in India: contributions of the public and private sectors
This paper assesses the relative strengths and weaknesses of India's public and private maize seed industries and examines future options for maize seed industry policies. By 1992, nearly as many maize researchers worked ...
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 ...
The maize subdirector in Paraguay: a diagnostic overview
The maize sector in Paraguay is going through a period of perplexing changes. Despite recent production gains, average maize yields remain far below those which could be achieved with relatively simple changes in management ...