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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 ...
Adoption of maize and wheat technologies in Eastern Africa: a synthesis of the findings of 22 case studies
This paper synthesizes the findings of 22 micro-level studies on technology adoption carried out by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) with national agricultural research systems in Ethiopia, ...
The impact of conservation tillage on the productivity and stability of maize cropping systems: a case study in Western Mexico
This paper examines the economics of introducing conservation tillage into existing maize cropping systems in the state of Jalisco, in the western part of Mexico. A stochastic cost-benefit analysis (SCBA) of introducing ...
Understanding farm level technology adoption: lessons learned from CIMMYT's micro surveys in Eastern Africa
Drawing on a series of technology adoption studies carried out by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in collaboration with national agricultural research systems in Eastern Africa during 1996-98, ...
Farmer management of maize diversity in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico: CIMMYT INIFAP -- 1998 Baseline Socioeconomic Survey
Descriptive data from the sample survey of households in the study communities enable us to profile the characteristics of: (1) farm households; (2) the maize populations they grow, based on their own descriptors and the ...
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 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 ...
The private and public characteristics of maize land races and the area allocation decisions of farmers in a center of crop diversity
This study uses an approach derived from models of the private and public characteristics of goods to illustrate (1) the overriding importance of variety attributes in farmers' decisions to allocate area among varieties ...
Wheat supply in Kenya: production technologies, sources of inefficiency, and potential for productivity growth
Kenya is projected to remain a net importer of wheat to the end of this century. To reduce the growing dependence on imports, the government has proposed measures to stimulate domestic production and curb wheat consumption. ...
Impact of Mexican germplasm on Brazilian wheat cropping: an ex-post economic analysis
This paper reviews and analyzes economic returns to wheat research in Brazil's main wheat-producing regions in Rio Grande do SuI and Paranci. Between 1975 and 1991, the area planted to wheat in Brazil increased significantly ...