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Conservation agriculture systems for Malawian smallholder farmers: long term effects on crop productivity, profitability and soil quality
(Cambridge University Press, 2013)
Conservation agriculture (CA) systems are based upon minimal soil disturbance; crop residue retention and crop rotation and/or intercrop association are increasingly seen to recycle nutrients, increase yield and reduce ...
Maize adaptive research: achievements and prospects in Southern Africa
In the last six to eight years, farming systems adaptive research has contributed much to the understanding of maize production constraints on smallholder farms in southern Africa. It has contributed less to the development ...
The contribution of economic analysis in developing promising research agendas: a maize nitrogen x phosphorus trial in Zimbabwe
Maize accounts for 70% of Zimbabwe's cereal growing area. Its productivity, particularly in the communal areas, is limited by both soil and moisture constraints. Most soils in communal areas are coarse-textured sands derived ...
CIMMYT research: extending the gains
Many ideas have been discussed during the past two days. Before talking about their implications for CIMMYT, I want to review briefly some enduring aspects of our history and to comment on some of the changes that have ...
Kiboko Crops Research Station: a brief and visitors' guide
The KARI-Kiboko sub-Station for Crops Research occupies part of the KARI-Kiboko Range Research Center land, but is a sub-Center of the KARI-Katumani Centre located in Machakos County. KARI-Katumani has the mandate to carry ...
Gender research in maize
Female farmers and marginalized groups have become the main actors for community-based seed production in Nepal (Hill Maize Research Project). Women’s role in smallholder agriculture and its relation to technology adoption ...
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 ...
Conduct and management of maize field trials
(CIMMYT; IITA, 2012)
Technicians and technologists are indispensable research support personnel. In the agronomic sciences, technicians handle all aspects of research execution from seed preparation for planting through management of field ...
Grain legumes and green manures for soil fertility in Southern Africa: taking stock of progress
(CIMMYT; Soil Fert Net, 2003)
This conference on the soil fertility benefits from green manures and grain legumes brought together 56 participants from Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, along with some further key presenters from Ethiopia, Kenya ...