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Farmers' wheat seed sources and seed management in Chilalo Awraja, Ethiopia
(CIMMYT; IARC, 1998)
This study describes the Ethiopian wheat seed system, identifies how farmers acquire and exchange wheat seed, explores problems related to farmers' acquisition and transfer of wheat seed, documents the status of previously ...
Using economics to explain spatial diversity in a wheat crop: examples from Australia and China
Spatial diversity indicators may serve an important function for policymakers as they seek to manage crop genetic diversity and potential externalities associated with diffusion of some types of genetically improved crops. ...
Impact of Mexican germplasm on Brazilian wheat cropping: an ex-post economic analysis
This paper reviews and analyzes economic returns to wheat research in Brazil's main wheat-producing regions in Rio Grande do SuI and Paranci. Between 1975 and 1991, the area planted to wheat in Brazil increased significantly ...
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 ...
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 improved wheat technologies in Adaba and Dodola Woredas of the Bale highlands, Ethiopia
(EARO; CIMMYT, 2000)
This study assessed farmers' current wheat management practices, determined the technical and socioeconomic factors affecting the adoption of wheat technologies, and drew implications for research, extension, and policy. ...
Understanding farm level technology adoption: lessons learned from CIMMYT's micro surveys in Eastern Africa
Drawing on a series of technology adoption studies carried out by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in collaboration with national agricultural research systems in Eastern Africa during 1996-98, ...
The contribution of genetic resources and diversity to wheat productivity: a case from the Punjab of Pakistan
This study makes use of data on wheat production in the Punjab of Pakistan from 1979 to 1985 to 1) examine patterns of varietal diversity in farmers' fields both at the regional and district levels and 2) identify how and ...
Le maïs blanc: céreale alimentaire traditionnelle dans les pays en développement
(CIMMYT; FAO, 1997)
On estime que la production mondiale de maïs blanc oscille entre 65 et 70 millions de tonnes environ, ce qui est relativement peu par rapport à la production annuelle de 500 millions de tonnes de maïs jaune. Toutefois, le ...
DNA fingerprinting for crop varietal identification: fit-for-purpose protocols, their costs and analytical implications
(CGIAR SPIA; CIMMYT; GEMS, 2020)
In an effort to understand the diffusion of improved agricultural technologies in the developing world, researchers have long sought to measure farmers’ adoption of improved crop varieties. A number of different approaches ...