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South Africa and CIMMYT: a growing partnership
Maize and wheat together represent about 94% of the total cereal area and about 95% of total cereal production in South Africa. CIMMYT has been a research partner with South Africa since the mid-1970s, dedicated to improving ...
Simulating nitrogen fertilizer response in low-input farming systems of Malawi
This paper reports on the validation of the Agricultural Production Systems Simulator (APSIM) model for simulating the response of maize to N fertilizer in low-input maize production systems in Malawi and Zimbabwe, with a ...
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 ...
Evaluation of the use of herbicide (Imazapyr) and fertilizer application in integrated management of Striga asiatica in maize in Malawi
(Academic Journals, 2007)
The parasitic weed species Striga asiatica (L.) Kuntze is one of major constraints in maize production in Malawi. Studies were conducted from 1999/2000 to 2001/2002 seasons to evaluate the effects of seed dressing with ...
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 sustainability of a groundnut plus maize rotation over 12 years on smallholder farms in the sub-humid zone of Zimbabwe
(Academic Journals, 2007)
An experiment was conducted on four smallholder farms and on-station in the sub-humid zone of northeast Zimbabwe for 12 years to assess how the rotation of groundnut with NPK-fertilized and unfertilized maize affected the ...
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 ...
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 ...