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Characterization of maize producing households in Manyoni and Chamwino districts in Tanzania
Maize is Africa’s most important cereal crop. It is particularly vital for more than 300 million people in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) whose livelihoods are threatened by recurrent droughts responsible for crop failures. ...
Developing maize resistant to Stem borer and storage insect pests for Eastern and Southern Africa - IRMA III conventional (2009-2013): progress report 2010 submitted to the syngenta foundation for sustainable agriculture
Although maize is important for agriculture and livelihoods in eastern and southern Africa, its productivity is low, being only 1.3 t/ha compared 4.9 t/ha worldwide. Insect pests in the field and in storage are among the ...
Compendium of deliverables of the conservation agriculture course 2014
This book is the result of the hard work of 5 CIMMYT trainees who work on sustainable practices in India, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe, and participated in the 2014 visiting scientist program ?Conservation agriculture: Laying the ...
Newsletter / Bulletin
Africa maize stress project: developing and disseminating stress tolerant maize for sustainable food security in West, Central and East Africa
(CIMMYT; IITA, 2014)
As of November 1997, CIMMYT and IITA are working with researchers in the region to develop and deliver high-yielding maize-along with related crop management practices-that withstands the crop's major foes and suits the ...
Eastern Africa regional maize nursery: project report for 1997 and 1998
A Regional Eastern Africa collaborative maize nursery project was initiated with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation in 1998. The project facilitates development of disease resistant maize varieties for eastern Africa. ...
An assessment of the adoption of seed and fertilizer packages and the role of credit in smallholder maize production in Sidama and North Omo Zones, Ethiopia
(EARO; CIMMYT, 2000)
This study identified factors that influenced the adoption of improved maize technologies and assessed the role of credit in Sidama and North Omo Zones of Ethiopia. A tobit analysis was used to test the factors affecting ...
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 ...
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 ...