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1990-91 CIMMYT World wheat facts and trends: wheat and barley production in rainfed marginal environments of the developing world
A synopsis of recent trends in rainfed marginal environments of the developing world is followed by a description of the major wheat and barley farming systems in West Asia-North Africa (WANA) and South Asia (the role of ...
Chimanga cha makolo, hybrids, and composites: an analysis of farmers' adoption of maize technology in Malawi, 1989-91
This paper profiles farmers' adoption behavior and varietal choices with respect to local and improved maize technologies (variety, fertilizer application, and other agronomic practices) in three agroeconomic zones of ...
Extension of on-farm research findings: issues from experience in Southern Africa
This paper draws on the experience of on-farm research (OFR) projects in Swaziland and Zambia, in which Training and Visit (T&V) extension methods have been employed. Despite the claims that both OFR and T&V procedures ...
Land prices, land rents, and technological change: evidence from Pakistan
The relationship between technological change and land values is investigated for both rainfed and irrigated areas of Pakistan's most important wheat producing province, the Punjab. An attempt is made to link regional ...
Labour problems and the economics of introducing mechanical cotton pickers in the Southern Punjab, Pakistan
(CIMMYT; PARC, 1991)
Cotton, the most important export crop of Pakistan, showed a tremendous increase in yield and production during the 1980s. With the doubling of production, the problem of the availability of the labour for picking has also ...
Factors affecting adoption of semi dwarf wheats in marginal areas: evidence from the rainfed Northern Punjab
(CIMMYT; PARC, 1991)
This study was undertaken in rainfed Pothwar of the Punjab to assess farmers' wheat varietal choices and factors affecting adoption of semi-dwarf varieties. This tract can be divided into three sub-zones based on rainfall ...
Extent and causes of low yield in maize planted late by smallholder farmers in sub-humid areas of Zimbabwe
Diagnostic work was undertaken during 1987-91 to determine the area of maize planted late by smallholder farmers in sub-humid (Natural Regions 2 and 3) communal areas of Zimbabwe, the grain yield losses encountered, and ...
CIMMYT 1990 Annual Report: sustaining agricultural resources in developing countries: contributions of CIMMYT research
In this century, agricultural productivity in many developing contries increased dramatically, spurring economic growth and improving the well-being of hundreds of millions of the world's poor. As the next millennium ...
Carencias y toxicidades nutricionales que afectan al trigo: Una guia para su identificacion en el campo
Se puede mejorar el empleo de los síntomas visibles para identificar las carencias y toxicidades por nutrimentos en las plantas mediante la observación y descripción cuidadosas de esos síntomas. En esta guía se intenta ...
Modeling the aggregate effects of technological change on income distribution in Pakistan's favored and marginal production environments
This study investigates the impact on interregional income distribution of the diffusion of improved technologies for wheat production in Pakistan. A multimarket model is developed that captures both direct productivity ...