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Nonlinear heat effects on African maize as evidenced by historical yield trials
New approaches are needed to accelerate understanding of climate impacts on crop yields, particularly in tropical regions. Past studies have relied mainly on crop-simulation models1, 2 or statistical analyses based on ...
Challenges of the maize seed industry in eastern and southern Africa: A compelling case for private-public intervention to promote growth
Following the liberalization and restructuring of the seed sector, the maize seed industry in eastern and southern Africa has witnessed a proliferation of private seed companies. Whereas the total number of registered maize ...
Options for pro-poor maize seed market segmentation in Kenya
New agricultural technologies have to be affordable to make a difference in poor farmers? livelihoods. Their cost to the poor can be reduced through subsidies by the public sector or humanitarian use exemption from ...