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An analysis of the bottlenecks affecting the production and deployment of maize seed in eastern and Southern Africa
The publication describes outcomes of a study conducted in 2007/08 to analyze the bottlenecks affecting the production and deployment of maize seed in eastern and southern Africa. The objectives of the study were to provide ...
Demand and supply of crop infraspecific diversity on farms: towards a policy framework for on-farm conservation
Interest is increasing worldwide in on-farm conservation as a component of a strategy to conserve crop genetic resources. On-farm conservation may require outside support to small-scale farmers in areas of crop domestication ...
The seed industry for dryland crops in Eastern Kenya
The development and promotion of improved crop varieties as well as efficient seed production, distribution, and marketing systems have contributed significantly to increased agricultural production and food security in ...
Impact of improved maize germplasm on poverty alleviation: the case of Tuxpeño-Derived materials in Mexico
This study documents the use of improved maize germplasm by poor small-scale farmers in lowland tropical Mexico and how it contributes to their well-being. To this end, the direct adoption of improved varieties and their ...
Impacts of international wheat breeding research in the developing world, 1988-2002
The third in a series of global studies, this report (covering 1988-2002) documents the adoption and diffusion of modern wheat varieties in the developing world and assesses the benefits generated by international wheat ...
Maize in Vietnam: production systems, constraints, and research priorities
This is one of a series of seven in-depth country studies on maize production systems in Asia, funded by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development ...
Successful community-based seed production strategies
Designed to address the issues that limit the access of small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa to quality, affordable seed of the crops on which they depend for food security and livelihoods, this collection of articles ...
Maize in the Philippines: production systems, constraints, and research priorities
This is one of a series of country studies on maize production systems in Asia. It is part of a project designed to promote sustainable intensification of maize production systems while ensuring equitable income growth and ...
Análisis del sistema argentino de investigación agropecuaria
El sector agropecuario ha desempefiado siempre un papel fundamental en la economia argentina. En la segunda mitad del siglo XX, los productos de origen pampeano tuvieron un fuerte crecimiento gracias a la adopción masiva ...
Seed business management in Africa
The past decade has seen a strong growth in the number of new seed enterprises emerging in Africa, Asia and Latin America. If successful, they will contribute tremendously to the economic growth of their countries, regions ...