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Maize production practices and problems in Egypt: results of three farmer surveys
The results of three surveys of Egyptian maize farmers are reported. Two of the surveys, carried out in different parts of Egypt, describe farmers' practices and circumstances. The third survey monitors an on-farm experimental ...
Extension of on-farm research findings: issues from experience in Southern Africa
This paper draws on the experience of on-farm research (OFR) projects in Swaziland and Zambia, in which Training and Visit (T&V) extension methods have been employed. Despite the claims that both OFR and T&V procedures ...
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 ...
Genetic change in farmer-recycled maize seed: a review of the evidence
This paper summarizes what is known about farm-level maize seed management practices and reviews the theoretical and empirical evidence regarding the relationship between farmers’ seed recycling practices and the genetic ...
Technical change in maize production: a global perspective
The stages of technological change in maize production in commercial and small-scale semisubsistence systems are discussed and variation in the use of improved varieties/hybrids and adoption of associated inputs are noted. ...
Data collection, site selection and farmer participation in on-farm experimentation
This paper contains suggestions for improving data collection during on-farm experimentation. Besides providing agronomic data, the experimental phase of on-farm research can be a source of other valuable information. ...
Recommendation domains: a framework for on-farm research
This paper provides a thorough examination of the concept of; the recommendation domain. It outlines the use of the concept in different stages of on-farm research, pro; vides examples of recommendation domains as used in ...
Le concept de domaine de recommandation: guide pratique d'utilisation pour la recherche agronomique en milieu réel
Les programmes nationaux de recherche agricole s'orientent de plus en plus vers les programmes de recherche dans les conditions de production. Il devient donc npcessaire de bien définir la clientèle de ce type de recherche. ...
An agro-economic evaluation of maize production in three valleys of the Peruvian Andes
In cooperation with researchers in many national agricultural research programs, CIMMYT has sought to develop procedures which help to focus agricultural research squarely on the needs of farmers. The process involves ...