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Soil fertility network for maize-based farming systems: report of the period 1 October 1994 to 30 September 1995
The goal of the Network is to help smallholder farmers in Malawi and Zimbabwe produce higher, more sustainable and profitable yields from their dominant maize-based cropping systems. The Network aims to achieve that through ...
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 ...
On-farm evaluation of short-season sorghum and fertilizer for smallholder farmers in a semi-arid region of Zimbabwe
Three on-farm experiments were conducted during 1984-85, 1985-87 in Siabuwa, Zimbabwe to test 1) earlier maturing food sorghums with pearly white grain and 2) fertilizer application as possible solutions to production ...
Comparative economics of maize production in risky environments in Zimbabwe
Planting strategies of smallholder farmers are examined in two contrasting study areas in Zimbabwe, Mangwende (sub-humid, natural region II) and Mudzi (semi-arid, natural region IV). to show that farmers regard maize as a ...
Response of four maize varieties to nitrogen at Lisungwi extension planning area, Mwanza, Malawi
Lisungwi Extension Planning Area (EPA) in Mwanza Rural Development Project (RDP) has insufficient rainfall for optimum maize growth. The soils are generally low in organic matter, nitrogen, phosphorus, and magnesium. Farmers ...
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 ...
Chimanga cha makolo, hybrids and composites: farmers' adoption of maize technology in Malawi, 1989-90
During the 1989-90 and 1990-91 cropping seasons, researchers from CIMMYT and the Evaluation Units of the Malawian Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) collected data to profile farmers' adoption behavior and varietal choices, and ...
Extent and causes of low yield in maize planted late by smallholder farmers in sub-humid areas of Zimbabwe
Diagnostic work was undertaken during 1987-91 to determine the area of maize planted late by smallholder farmers in sub-humid (Natural Regions 2 and 3) communal areas of Zimbabwe, the grain yield losses encountered, and ...
Wheat bibliography from Southern Africa: breeding, pathology and production research and extension literature
The impetus for this bibliography came as a guide to the Steering Committee of the Maize and Wheat Improvement Research Network for SADC (MWIRNET) to the published wheat research conducted in southern Africa. This type of ...