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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 ...
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 ...
Maize productivity gains through research and technology dissemination
This publication contains papers presented at the fifth Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Maize Conference held in Arusha, Tanzania, June, 1996, documenting advances in maize productivity achieved through research and ...
Determinants of fertilizer and manure use for maize production in Kiambu District, Kenya
(CIMMYT; KARI, 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 ...
Characterization of maize germplasm grown in Eastern and Southern Africa: results of the 2001 regional trials coordinated by CIMMYT
The Summary Tables present grain yields averaged across sites with significant differences between entries, for each of the five to six environments. Data on agronomic performance such as anthesis date, plant and ear height, ...
Fertilizer use and maize production in Sub-Saharan Africa
In sub-Saharan Africa, greater use of mineral fertilizers is crucial to increasing food production and slowing the rate of environmental degradation. Regional growth rates in fertilizer consumption have never been particularly ...
Low use of fertilizers and low productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa
Factors related to the low use of fertilizers and the resulting low agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa are reviewed. The importance of inorganic fertilizers and agricultural research to improving soil fertility ...