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Developing production of a non-traditional crop in Southeast Asia: wheat in Thailand
Urbanization has led to increased wheat imports by nontraditional, wheat producing countries. Globally, Southeast Asia has had the most rapid increase in wheat consumption. Over the past decade, Thailand, Indonesia, the ...
Continuous economic analysis of crop response to fertilizer in on-farm research
This paper proposes a method for building general models based on continuous analysis of data from on-farm research (OFR) in order to derive recommendations for farmers. The data requirements are not excessive for practitioners ...
Triticale production in the Central Mexican highlands: smallholders' experiences and lessons for research
Triticale, a cross between wheat and rye, yields more than ita parent species under two kinds of marginal conditions: highland areas where acid soils and foliar diseases are a problem and semiarid areas where drought stress ...
Using economics to explain spatial diversity in a wheat crop: examples from Australia and China
Spatial diversity indicators may serve an important function for policymakers as they seek to manage crop genetic diversity and potential externalities associated with diffusion of some types of genetically improved crops. ...
Sources of productivity growth in wheat: A review of recent performance and medium-to long-term prospects
Sources of yield growth in wheat are investigated based on a stylized framework of technical change. Evidence suggests that the relative contribution of input intensification to yield growth has diminished in recent years ...
Changing competitiveness of the wheat sector of Kazakhstan and sources of future productivity growth
Economic incentives in Kazakhstan have been radically reshaped since the Soviet era ended in 1991. In the first phase of transition, the economy and agricultural sectors declined by 40-50%. Overall economic growth refused ...
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 ...
Nutritive and economic value of triticale as a feed grain for poultry
This study reviews evidence from various studies of the nutritional value of triticale (X. Triticosecale Wittmack) for poultry feed. The economic value of triticale as a major ingredient in poultry diets, substituting for ...
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. ...
Cover crops in hillside agriculture: farmer innovation with Mucuna
(CIMMYT; IDRC, 1998)
Farmers in northern Honduras are at the forefront of a significant development in hillside agriculture. For more than 20 years, they have been quietly developing an aggressive vining legume called velvet bean and adapting ...