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Maize production practices in Paraguay: survey findings and implications for research
Data collected through a survey of 252 rural households support the conventional wisdom that maize in Paraguay is grown by many different categories of producers, ranging from small-scale semisubsistence farmers to large-scale ...
Maize in north Veracruz State, Mexico: farmer practice and research opportunities
This report exemplifies the short, well-focuses formal survey emphasized in CIMMYT's on-farm research procedures. The survey was done in northern Veracruz, Mexico, where CIMMYT Maize Production Training carries out on-farm ...
Demonstration of an interdisciplinary approach to planning adaptive agricultural research programmes in the Serenje District, Central Province, Zambia 1978
In cooperation with researchers in many national agricultural research programs, CIMMYT has sought to develop procedures with help to focus agricultural research squarely on the needs of farmers. The process invo1ves ...
Maize production practices and problems in Egypt: results of three farmer surveys
The results of three surveys of Egyptian maize farmers are reported. Two of the surveys, carried out in different parts of Egypt, describe farmers' practices and circumstances. The third survey monitors an on-farm experimental ...
Cereal crop productivity in developing countries: past trends and future prospects
This paper synthesizes the evidence on cereal crop poductivity in developing countries over the past 30 years and looks at future prospects for productivity in growth. For more than three decades we have witnessed the ...
Chimanga cha makolo, hybrids, and composites: an analysis of farmers' adoption of maize technology in Malawi, 1989-91
This paper profiles farmers' adoption behavior and varietal choices with respect to local and improved maize technologies (variety, fertilizer application, and other agronomic practices) in three agroeconomic zones of ...
The economics of quality protein maize as an animal feed: case studies of Brazil and El Salvador
This study examines the potential of quality protein maize (QPM) as an animal feed ingredient in Brazil and EI Salvador. The minimum ingredient cost of pig and chicken feed with and without QPM and the optimal level of the ...
Rainfed maize production in Mexico: trends, constraints, and technological and institutional challenges for researchers
This paper reviews trends in rainfed maize production in Mexico over the past several decades, and the experience of lNIFAP/ CIMMYT/ CIRAD on-farm research (OFR) in Mexico's lowland tropics, to evaluate the prospects for ...
Social relations and seed transactions among smallscale maize farmers in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico
This paper explores social arrangements associated with seed transactions among smallscale maize farmers in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico, a centre of crop genetic diversity. A formal seed distribution system has ...
Issues regarding targeting and adoption of quality protein maize (QPM)
Improvements in the production characteristics of quality protein maize (QPM) are currently leading to its reintroduction in various areas of the world, both for human and animal consumption. Although the improved QPM ...