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Adoption of maize and wheat technologies in Eastern Africa: a synthesis of the findings of 22 case studies
This paper synthesizes the findings of 22 micro-level studies on technology adoption carried out by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) with national agricultural research systems in Ethiopia, ...
Adoption of maize seed and fertilizer technologies in embu district, Kenya
This study reviews socioeconomic and technical factors that affect the adoption of improved maize and fertilizer in the Embu District, Kenya and the role of credit in both. A total of 127 farmers (82 adopters and 45 ...
Adoption of maize production technologies in the coastal lowlands of Kenya
Maize is the major food crop grown in the coastal region of Kenya and constitutes a major component of the diet of the population in the region. However, average yields are far below the potential for the region and low ...
Wheat farmers' seed management and varietal adoption in Kenya
(Egerton University; KARI; CIMMYT, 2002)
Wheat is the second most important crop in Kenya after maize and is becoming an important source of food both for humans and livestock. Despite increasing wheat production, only 50% of domestic consumption requirements are ...
Farmers' maize seed systems in Western Oromia, Ethiopia
(EARO; CIMMYT, 2001)
This study was initiated in western Shewa and eastern Wellega zones of Oromia Regional State to describe the seed system and assess the effectiveness of the seed testing and release mechanism; identify how farmers acquire ...
Maize breeding research in Eastern and Southern Africa: current status and impacts of past investments made by the public and private sectors, 1966-97
This report documents the impacts of international maize breeding research in eastern and southern Africa. It draws on inft)rmation from a comprehensive 1998/99 survey of public and private maize breeding and seed production ...
Adoption of improved bread wheat varieties and inorganic fertilizer by small-scale farmers in Yelmana Densa and Farta Districts of Northwestern Ethiopia
(CIMMYT; Agricultural Research Organization (EARO), 2001)
A study was initiated in Yelmana Densa and Farta Districts of northwestern Ethiopia to assess the adoption of improved wheat varieties and inorganic fertilizer, factors affecting adoption, and ways in which research, ...
Adoption of improved wheat technologies in Adaba and Dodola Woredas of the Bale highlands, Ethiopia
(EARO; CIMMYT, 2000)
This study assessed farmers' current wheat management practices, determined the technical and socioeconomic factors affecting the adoption of wheat technologies, and drew implications for research, extension, and policy. ...
A comparative assessment of combine harvesting vis-a-vis conventional harvesting and threshing in Arsi Region, Ethiopia
(EARO; CIMMYT, 2000)
This study describes wheat harvesting and threshing technologies in Arsi Region. Southeastern Ethiopia. and assesses their profitability compared to that of alternative wheat harvesting technologies. Data were collected ...
Determinants of fertilizer and manure use for maize production in Kiambu District, Kenya
(KARI; CIMMYT, 2001)
Farms in Kiambu District are very small owing to high population pressure and need to be intensively farmed to provide enough food for consumption and sale. Since soil nitrogen levels are low, the use of inorganic fertilizers ...