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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
(CIMMYT; EARO, 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 ...
Gender differentials in agricultural production and decision-making among smallholders in Ada, Lume, and Gimbichu Woredas of the central highlands of Ethiopia
This study provides concrete information about the role of gender in resource ownership and decision-making in the mixed farming systems of Ada, Lume, and Gimbichu woredas in the central highlands of Ethiopia. A multistage ...
Wheat farmers' seed management and varietal adoption in Kenya
(CIMMYT; Egerton University; KARI, 2002)
Wheat is the second most important crop in Kenya after maize and is becoming an important source of food both for humans and livestock. Despite increasing wheat production, only 50% of domestic consumption requirements are ...
Low use of fertilizers and low productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa
Up to the year 2000 and beyond, the population of SSA is expected to grow at a rate of more than 3% per year, while food production is likely to grow at a rate of 2% or less a year. Closing this gap and increasing food ...
A comparative assessment of combine harvesting vis-a-vis conventional harvesting and threshing in Arsi Region, Ethiopia
(CIMMYT; EARO, 2000)
This study describes wheat harvesting and threshing technologies in Arsi Region. Southeastern Ethiopia. and assesses their profitability compared to that of alternative wheat harvesting technologies. Data were collected ...
Twenty-five years of research on women farmers in Africa: lessons and implications for agricultural research institutions -- With an annotated bibliography
Based on an extensive review of the literature on women farmers in Africa, this paper explores the potential reasons why women farmers have not adopted improved maize technologies and discusses the implications for ...