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The benefit package: the promise of conservation agriculture in maize-based systems of Malawi and Mozambique
(ACIAR; CIMMYT; DARS; IIAM, 2016)
In addition to the long-term ecological benefits, conservation agriculture (CA) is attractive to farmers due to its short-term resource saving effects with little, if any, yield penalty. Compared to conventional practices, ...
Tracing the path: What happens to maize and legumes from research to farm and market in Central Mozambique?
(CIMMYT; ACIAR; IIAM, 2016)
Maize is Mozambique’s staple, grown by 95 percent of smallholder farmers. Legumes are the most important sources of proteins for rural Mozambicans, especially cowpeas and common beans. Additionally, common beans are a cash ...
Are structured value chains possible or necessary? some highlights from Ethiopian and Kenyan maize and legume markets
(CIMMYT; EIAR; KALRO; ACIAR, 2016)
A core pillar of sustainable agricultural intensification is the farm level financial viability of such intensification. This will (almost surely) be mediated by well-functioning agricultural markets and value chains. This ...