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Developing maize resistant to Stem borer and storage insect pests for Eastern and Southern Africa - IRMA III conventional (2009-2013): progress report 2010 submitted to the syngenta foundation for sustainable agriculture
Although maize is important for agriculture and livelihoods in eastern and southern Africa, its productivity is low, being only 1.3 t/ha compared 4.9 t/ha worldwide. Insect pests in the field and in storage are among the ...
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 ...
The ninth regional wheat workshop for Eastern, Central and Southern Africa
(CIDA Eastern Africa Cereals Program; CIMMYT, 1996)
This paper presents an overview of issues related to the current status of wheat research, production and consumption in eleven countries of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. It also illustrates national trends since ...
Adoption of improved bread wheat varieties and inorganic fertilizer by small-scale farmers in Yelmana Densa and Farta Districts of Northwestern Ethiopia
(CIMMYT; Agricultural Research Organization (EARO), 2001)
A study was initiated in Yelmana Densa and Farta Districts of northwestern Ethiopia to assess the adoption of improved wheat varieties and inorganic fertilizer, factors affecting adoption, and ways in which research, ...
Adoption of maize seed and fertilizer technologies in embu district, Kenya
This study reviews socioeconomic and technical factors that affect the adoption of improved maize and fertilizer in the Embu District, Kenya and the role of credit in both. A total of 127 farmers (82 adopters and 45 ...
Wheat farmers' seed management and varietal adoption in Kenya
(Egerton University; KARI; CIMMYT, 2002)
Wheat is the second most important crop in Kenya after maize and is becoming an important source of food both for humans and livestock. Despite increasing wheat production, only 50% of domestic consumption requirements are ...
Strategies for strengthening and scaling up community-based seed production
Maize is the primary source of calories in the diet of many resource-poor farm families in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). International agricultural research centers, in collaboration with national ...
Adoption of maize production technologies in the coastal lowlands of Kenya
Maize is the major food crop grown in the coastal region of Kenya and constitutes a major component of the diet of the population in the region. However, average yields are far below the potential for the region and low ...
Regional symposium on wheat and triticale
(Institute of Agronomical Studies; CIMMYT, 1980)
The regional Symposium of wheat and Triticale held in Rwanda in 1980 brought together French speaking and English speaking wheat and triticale workers in Africa. Their presentations have been edited to a minimum in order ...
Breeding and disseminating quality protein maize (QPM) for Africa
(Academic Journals, 2007)
Quality protein maize (QPM) describes a range of maize cultivars with twice the content of limiting amino acids lysine and tryptophan compared with conventional maize, and has been developed to help reduce human malnutrition ...