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In situ conservation of crops and their relatives: a review of current status and prospects for wheat and maize
This paper reviews the current status and prospects for in situ conservation of maize and wheat and their relatives. The caricature of in situ conservation-that it imposes cultural stasis and isolation on marginal ...
Impacts of international research on intertemporal yield stability in wheat and maize: an economic assessment
Critics of modern maize and wheat varieties (MVs) have suggested that, in developing countries, yields of these varieties vary more from season to season than yields of farmers’ traditional varieties, thereby exposing ...
The birth of CIMMYT: pioneering the idea and ideals of international agricultural research
The birth of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico was an experiment in applying the idea of international agricultural research for development and the ideals for designing international ...
Seed health: fostering the safe distribution of maize and wheat seed - general guidelines
CIMMYT has a global mandate for the improvement of wheat and maize, and it is also responsible for conserving the germplasm of these crops. CIMMYT’s germplasm improvement programs rely heavily on the free international ...
Mechanical line sowing with two-wheeled tractors for maize, wheat, legumes and direct seeded rice: experiential learning modules for sustainable intensification and agricultural service provision
Mechanical sowing refers to the placement of seeds into the soil by an agricultural machine or a manually operated (but mechanical) device. Mechanical sowing, also referred to as mechanical seeding, is generally practiced ...
Biophysical and socio-economic characterization of cereal production systems of Central Nepal
The domestic food security of Nepal is critically depended on the sustainability of the cereal production systems of Central Nepal Terai region, as the major share of nation's cereal production comes from the agro-ecological ...
Cereals in China
China, which has a very long history, abounds in agrarian testimonies from Neolithic times. As the sinologist Joseph Needham once wrote, “the fundamental occupation, the root pen and the basis of the nation’s wealth and ...
Maize nutrition quality and plant tissue analysis laboratory: laboratory protocols 2008
Biochemical and chemical analysis of seeds and green plant tissues are essential in several breeding programs including nutritional and industrial enhancement, plant physiology, and plant pathology. The objective of CIMMYT’s ...
Rural Mexico 10 years after the North American free trade agreement: coping with a landscape of changeEl México rural 10 años después de la firma del tratado de libre comercio de América del Norte: enfrentar un panorama de cambio
On the first day of 1994, Mexican agriculture and farmers' lives were slated to change. That was the day that the North American free trade agreement (NAFTA) came into effect. Signed by the governments of Canada, Mexico, ...
Diez años con el TLCAN: revisión de literatura y análisis de las respuestas de los agricultores de Sonora y Veracruz, México
(Congressional Hunger Center; CIMMYT, 2007)
Este estudio contiene una revisión de la literatura reciente sobre el impacto que ha tenido el Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN), que entró en vigor en 1994, en la producción de trigo y maíz en México. ...