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Effects of conservation tillage on water supply and rainfed maize production in semiarid zones of west-central Mexico
This study analyzes the potential of conservation tillage (CT) for improving maize productivity under a range of soil and rainfall conditions in a semiarid zone of West-Central Mexico, evaluating the consequences of tillage ...
On-farm legume experimentation to improve soil fertility in the Zimuto communal area, Zimbabwe: farmer perceptions and feedback
Soil fertility is an important limiting factor for smallholder agriculture in southern Africa. In 1999-2002 research was undertaken to identify and evaluate legume technology options for soil fertility improvement within ...
Sixth Stakeholders Meeting: Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA II) Project
(KARI; CIMMYT, 2006)
The Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA) project is a joint venture between the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), with financial support ...
Insect resistant maize for Africa: IRMA in 2004 briefs
(KARI; CIMMYT, 2004)
The Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA) project is a joint venture between the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARl), with financial support ...
Mejoramiento de maíces criollos por integración de alelos
Aunque en el mercado existe una amplia gama de variedades mejoradas, esta tecnología no está al alcance de muchos agricultores, porque muchas veces no es posible conseguirla en la zona objeto del presente estudio o porque ...
Rural Mexico 10 years after the North American free trade agreement: coping with a landscape of changeEl México rural 10 años después de la firma del tratado de libre comercio de América del Norte: enfrentar un panorama de cambio
On the first day of 1994, Mexican agriculture and farmers' lives were slated to change. That was the day that the North American free trade agreement (NAFTA) came into effect. Signed by the governments of Canada, Mexico, ...
Impacts of international research on intertemporal yield stability in wheat and maize: an economic assessment
Critics of modern maize and wheat varieties (MVs) have suggested that, in developing countries, yields of these varieties vary more from season to season than yields of farmers’ traditional varieties, thereby exposing ...
Assessment of the effectiveness of maize seed assistance to vulnerable farm households in Zimbabwe
The publication describes outcomes of a study to assess the effectiveness of a large-scale crop seed relief effort in Zimbabwe during 2003-07. Aims of the effort, which was supported by the British Department for International ...
Maize-rice cropping systems in Bangladesh: status and research opportunities
Responding to demand from expanding poultry feed markets, maize area in Bangladesh rose from only a few thousand hectares in the 1980s to more than 200,000 hectares in 2007-08. This publication describes the rise of maize ...
Economic and livelihood impacts of maize research in hill regions in Mexico and Nepal: including a method for collecting and analyzing spatial data using Google Earth
To fully assess the impact of new technologies on farmers we need to shift the focus of research from ‘crops’ or ‘commodities’ to the impact pathway which links improved crop germplasm and management to household well-being. ...