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Maize production and agricultural policies in Central America and Mexico
This paper reviews trends in maize production and consumption in Central America and Mexico in the context of the political and economic changes taking place in the region since the 1970's. The authors focus on the effects ...
Adoption and use of improved maize by small-scale farmers in Southeast Guatemala
This report is based on a study of the adoption and use of improved open-pollinated varieties and hybrids by small-scale farmers in the Department of Jutiapa, Guatemala. The majority of maize producers in Guatemala are ...
Adoption of maize conservation tillage in Azuero, Panama
An aggressive research and validation program launched in 1984 in Azuero, Panama, yielded a recommendation advocating zero tillage for maize production. Ten years later, maize farmers in Azuero use , land preparation ...
An economic analysis of the abonera maize production system in the Atlantic Coast of Honduras
This paper compares the economics of the abonera maize production system, in which maize is grown in rotation with a green manure crop (velvetbean, mucuna deeringiana), with traditional bush-fallow cultivation of maize in ...
The economic returns to institutional innovations in national agricultural research: on-farm research in IDIAP Panama
The paper presents a method for analyzing the returns to investment in on-farm research. It then applies the method to a location-specific maize research program in Caisan, Panama. The results show a rapid adoption of the ...
Institutional innovations in national agricultural research: on-farm research within IDIAP (Instituto de Investigacion Agropecuaria de Panama), Panama
This paper describes recent IDIAP experiences in implementing on-farm research methodologies. This first project, developed with CIMMYT's cooperation, is described in detail, with emphasis on links between diagnostic/experimental ...
Public and private investments in maize research in Mexico and Guatemala
This paper describes the relationship between public and private sector research and seed production in Mexico and Guatemala. The focus is on public agricultural research institutes and local and multinational seed
Fertilizer in les Cayes, Haiti: addressing market imperfections with farm-based policy analysis
CIMMYT's methods for on-farm research (OFR) are now being implemented by many national programs, helping them to identify improved and appropriate technologies for target groups of farmers. These experiences have contributed ...