Now showing items 1-10 of 54
Eastern Africa regional maize nursery: project report for 1997 and 1998
A Regional Eastern Africa collaborative maize nursery project was initiated with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation in 1998. The project facilitates development of disease resistant maize varieties for eastern Africa. ...
Diagnostic research to enable adoption of transgenic crop varieties by smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa
(Academic Journals, 2003)
Diagnostic research is important in helping to create an enabling environment for promising biotechnology products in smallholder agriculture, before rather than after release. The biotechnology products that now hold ...
Factors influencing adoption of stress-tolerant maize hybrid (WH 502) in western Kenya
(Academic Journals, 2007)
Non-adoption of suitable maize varieties was identified as the second most important constraint responsible for low maize yields in western Kenya. In order to increase adoption of suitable varieties it is important to know ...
Consumer awareness and attitudes toward GM foods in Kenya
(Academic Journals, 2005)
A survey of 604 consumers was conducted in Nairobi, Kenya, in November and December 2003, at three points of sale (supermarkets, kiosks, and posho mills) to determine consumer awareness and attitudes towards genetically ...
Developing Bt maize for resource-poor farmers - Recent advances in the IRMA project
(Academic Journals, 2005)
This paper presents an overview of the advances in the IRMA project, which develops insect resistant maize varieties for resource-poor farmers, using both conventional breeding and genetic engineering. The project started ...
The maize seed system in Ethiopia: challenges and opportunities in drought prone areas
(Academic Journals, 2008)
This study examines how the performance of the maize seed system in Ethiopia affects small-scale farmers’ access to and use of improved maize varieties. Particular emphasis is given to the drought-prone agro-ecologies ...
Proceedings of the: 12th Regional Wheat Workshop for Eastern, Central and Southern Africa
Like its predecessors, the 12th Regional Wheat Workshop for Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, held at Merica Hotel in Nakuru, Kenya , 22–26 November 2004 provided a forum where wheat scientists from the region could ...
Seed business management in Africa
The past decade has seen a strong growth in the number of new seed enterprises emerging in Africa, Asia and Latin America. If successful, they will contribute tremendously to the economic growth of their countries, regions ...