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Seeds of innovation: CIMMYT's strategy for helping to reduce poverty and hunger by 2020
This publication describes how CIMMYT will reposition itself to meet the needs for agricultural knowledge and technology in developing countries over the next 10-15 years. It highlights major changes that will enable CIMMYT ...
Crop management research and extension: The products and their impact on productivity
This study presents a methodology (in five steps) for assessing the impact of information and technologies generated by a crop management research (CMR) program. The methodology is demonstrated by estimating the return to ...
The contribution of genetic resources and diversity to wheat productivity: a case from the Punjab of Pakistan
This study makes use of data on wheat production in the Punjab of Pakistan from 1979 to 1985 to 1) examine patterns of varietal diversity in farmers' fields both at the regional and district levels and 2) identify how and ...
Adoption of maize production technologies in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania
(The United Republic of Tanzania; SACCAR; CIMMYT, 1998)
This report of the adoption of maize production technologies in the Southern highlands of Tanzania forms part of a larger study to evaluate the impact of maize research and extension throughout Tanzania over the past 20 ...
Institutional change and discontinuities in farmers' use of hybrid maize seed and fertilizer in Malawi: findings from the 1996-97 CIMMYT/MoLD Survey
This study records the use of hybrid maize seed and fertilizer by small-scale farmers in Malawi, as well as their opinions about these inputs, from 1989-90 through 1996-97. Its main purpose is to determine whether the ...
Farmers' use of improved seed selection practices in Mexican maize: evidence and issues from the Sierra de Santa Marta
The principal advantage of in situ conservation is that it allows adaptive evolutionary processes to continue in the species that are being conserved. For a cultivated crop species, in situ conservation involves farmers' ...
Farmer assessment of velvetbean as a green manure in Veracruz, Mexico: experimentation and expected profits
This study explores factors associated with farmers' decision to experiment with velvetbean (Mucuna spp.), a green manure, as a maize intercrop in three villages of Veracruz, Mexico. To asses whether velvetbean might be ...
Low use of fertilizers and low productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa
Factors related to the low use of fertilizers and the resulting low agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa are reviewed. The importance of inorganic fertilizers and agricultural research to improving soil fertility ...
Are productivity enhancing, resource conserving technologies a viable "Win-win" approach in the tropics? The case of conservation tillage in Mexico
This paper summarizes factors affecting the agricultural and environmental potential of conservation tillage in maize-based farming systems in Mexico. The author begins by describing some of the implications of soil ...
From agronomic data to farmer recommendations
This manual presents a set of procedures for doing an economic analysis of on-farm agronomic experiments wich will help in selecting treatments for furter experimentation and for developing farmer recommendations. The ...