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Technical change and wheat productivity in the Indian Punjab in the post green revolution period
Major changes in the wheat economy of Punjab State, India, since the Widespread adoption of modern varieties (MVs) in the early 1970s, are summarized from an analysis of trends in micro-level farm data and by using an index ...
Practicas de los agricultores, problemas de produccion y oportunidades para la investigacion en la produccion de cebada en el Valle de Calpulalpan/Apan, Mexico
Desde 1975, el Programa de Entrenamiento de Trigo viene llevando a cabo experimentos sobre tecnologías mejoradas para la producción de cebada, trigo y triticale en campos de agricultores, en los valles altos de los Estados ...
The global wheat improvement system: prospects for enhancing efficiency in the presence of spillovers
Through the global analysis and country-level case studies, this report analyzes the efficiency of investments in wheat improvement research at a disaggregated level and explores a range of options for restructuring research ...
Technical change, productivity, and sustainability in irrigated cropping systems of South Asia: emerging issues in the post-green revolution era
Recent trends in South Asia's Irrigated cropping systems are analyzed, giving particular attention to systems in which wheat is an important crop. Much of the recent success in increasing food production in South Asia is ...
Farmers' practices, production problems and research opportunities in barley production in the Calpulalpan/Apan valley, Mexico
Since 1975, CIMMYT's Wheat Training Program has conducted experiments on improved barley, wheat and triticale technologies in farmers' fields in the high valleys of the States of Mexico, Hidalgo and Tlaxcala, Mexico. These ...
Crop management research and extension: The products and their impact on productivity
This study presents a methodology (in five steps) for assessing the impact of information and technologies generated by a crop management research (CMR) program. The methodology is demonstrated by estimating the return to ...
New wheat varieties and the small farmer
The distribution of the benefits of new agricultural technologies is the subject of continuing controversy, especially following the widespread adoption of new wheat and rice varieties in developing countries over the last ...
The rate and sequence of adoption of improved cereal technologies: the case of rainfed barley in the Mexican Altiplano
In efforts to understand the process of agricultural develoµtent, economists and other social scientists have invested substantial resources in literally hundreds of studies of the adoption of new agricultural technologies. ...
The birth of CIMMYT: pioneering the idea and ideals of international agricultural research
The birth of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico was an experiment in applying the idea of international agricultural research for development and the ideals for designing international ...
Quantifying and valuing the joint production of grain and fodder from maize fields in Northern Pakistan
(PARC; CIMMYT, 1987)
The joint production of grain and fodder from maize fields in much of northern Pakistan has been a subject of long standing, controversy (Byerlee and Hussain, 1986). It has been widely observed that farmers plant maize by ...