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CIMMYT Annual Report 1998-1999: Science to sustain people and the environment
The message of this year's annual report is a simple one, but it bears repeating: at CIMMYT we conduct essential science to meet people's essential needs for food, for income, and for a healthy environment. We and our ...
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 ...
Farmers' taxonomies as a participatory diagnostic tool: soil fertility management in Chihota, Zimbabwe
Soil infertility is a major constraint to food production in the communal areas of Zimbabwe. Smallholders in the region recognise the problems of low soil fertility and have devised ways of coping with them. This study ...
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 ...
Demonstrations of an interdisciplinary approach to planning adaptive agricultural research programmes
(CIMMYT Eastern African Economics Programme, 1977)
The Research section, Crop Development Division,. the Ministry of Agriculture, Tanzania and the Department of Rural Economy, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Dar-es-Salaam cooperated with Cimmyt in the demonstration ...
Linking global and local approaches to agricultural technology development: the role of participatory plant breeding research in the CGIAR
This paper describes the current state of international plant breeding research and explains why centralized approach to germplasm improvement, so successful in the past, is being transformed by decentralized local breeding ...
Acciones para impulsar la labranza de conservación en maíz el la Región de Azuero
(CIMMYT; IDIAP; PRM; Universidad de Panama, 1999)
La preocupación sobre la conservación de los recursos naturales en general, y del suelo yagua en particular, ha estimulado la búsquedas de nuevas formas de incrementar la adopción y difusión de tecnologías que contribuyan ...