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Development, maintenance and seed multiplication of open-pollinated maize varieties
This booklet is intended to aid researchers in meeting one of the critical challenges facing national maize programs in developing countries--which is to develop effective seed production systems for more rapid dissemination ...
Maize genetic resources
This publication documents the origin and worldwide spread of maize from Mesoamerica, and describes the characterization, use, and conservation of maize genetic resources, including the crop's nearest wild relatives, ...
Enduring designs for change: an account of CIMMYT's research, its impact, and its future directions
This publication was prepared in commemoration of CIMMYT's 25th anniversary. It consists of three main sections. The first provides an abbreviated account of the Center's research and related activities. The second summarizes ...
The flowering of apomixis: from mechanisms to genetic engineering
(IRD; European Commission; CIMMYT, 2001)
Apomixis, the asexual reproduction of plants through seeds, has received increasing attention as technological advances have led to a rapid increase in knowledge about cellular biology, molecular genetics, and the mechanisms ...
Maize production environments revisited: A GIS-based approach
This publication presents a GIS-based approach for revising the descriptions of global maize production environments, called "mega-environments" (MEs), used by CIMMYT and its partners. A cluster analysis was performed on ...
Issues regarding targeting and adoption of quality protein maize (QPM)
Improvements in the production characteristics of quality protein maize (QPM) are currently leading to its reintroduction in various areas of the world, both for human and animal consumption. Although the improved QPM ...
Continuous economic analysis of crop response to fertilizer in on-farm research
This paper proposes a method for building general models based on continuous analysis of data from on-farm research (OFR) in order to derive recommendations for farmers. The data requirements are not excessive for practitioners ...
Cereal crop productivity in developing countries: past trends and future prospects
This paper synthesizes the evidence on cereal crop poductivity in developing countries over the past 30 years and looks at future prospects for productivity in growth. For more than three decades we have witnessed the ...
Impacts of international maize breeding research in the developing world, 1966-1990
The impacts of maize breeding research for non-temperate environments in the developing world by national agricultural research systems (NARSs) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) over 1966-90 ...
Emerging roles of the public and private sectors of maize seed industries in the developing world
Interactions between public and private sector organizations in the world maize seed industry are analyzed, with emphasis on the developing world. Information is presented on the share of total maize seed sales in 1992 by ...