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The Southern African drought and low soil fertility (SADLF) project: giving smallholder farmers the maize seed they want
Given a choice, most people would not wish to confront the challenges that govern the lives of small-scale farmers in southern Africa. In this region, which has the most erratic growing conditions on earth, crop failures ...
International wheat breeding research in Eastern and Southern Africa, 1966-97
This paper describes and analyzes some of the impacts of wheat improvement research in seven countries in the Eastern and Southern regions of Africa. the countries South Africa, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, ...
On-farm legume experimentation to improve soil fertility in the Zimuto communal area, Zimbabwe: farmer perceptions and feedback
Soil fertility is an important limiting factor for smallholder agriculture in southern Africa. In 1999-2002 research was undertaken to identify and evaluate legume technology options for soil fertility improvement within ...
An analysis of the bottlenecks affecting the production and deployment of maize seed in eastern and Southern Africa
The publication describes outcomes of a study conducted in 2007/08 to analyze the bottlenecks affecting the production and deployment of maize seed in eastern and southern Africa. The objectives of the study were to provide ...
Assessment of the effectiveness of maize seed assistance to vulnerable farm households in Zimbabwe
The publication describes outcomes of a study to assess the effectiveness of a large-scale crop seed relief effort in Zimbabwe during 2003-07. Aims of the effort, which was supported by the British Department for International ...
Successful community-based seed production strategies
Designed to address the issues that limit the access of small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa to quality, affordable seed of the crops on which they depend for food security and livelihoods, this collection of articles ...
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 ...
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 ...
Understanding the farmer's agricultural environment in Malawi
The AusAID/ACIAR/CIMMYT Risk Management Project develops resource-conserving farming methods in collaboration with smallholder farmers, combining use of crop simulation modeling and farmer participatory research (FPR). In ...
Producao de sementes de culturas alimentares na regiao da SADC: manual 1
Criado para tratar os temas que limitam o acesso de fazendeiros em pequena escala, na África sub-Saara, para que possuam recursos para obterem colheitas de sementes de qualidade, das quais eles dependem para a obtenção dos ...