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A guide to the CIMMYT bread wheat program
This special report is an updated introduction to the CIMMYT Bread Wheat Program. It is designed to help acquaint trainees, visiting scientists, mid-career fellows, and other interested persons with the Program's philosophy, ...
Newsletter / Bulletin
Wheat in the developing world
Wheat is the most widely grown cereal grain, occupying 17 % (220 million hectares in 1994) of the cultivated land in the world. Wheat is planted on about 100 million hectares in the developing world, excluding the countries ...
Report of UNDP-CIMMYT Global Research Project
The soft chalky endosperm and other undesirable attributes associated with opaque-2 maize led CIMMYT to seek an alternate breeding strategy. The new research strategy involved the accmnulation and exploitation of genetic ...
CIMMYT's maize germplasm management, improvement, and utilization program
This paper discusses alternatives for improving the maize plant. While maize hybrids dominate in the developed world, open-pollinated varieties mostly are grown in the developing countries. The importance of population ...
Newsletter / Bulletin
Cooperation rescues seed of Latin American maize landraces
Proceedings of the first maize workshop
The impact of CIMMYT's outreach programs is largely dependent upon the quality of information, materials, training and coordination emanating from its core program in Mexico and from the highly effective cooperative network ...
Wheat and wheat breeding in the former USSR
The USSR is one of the main wheat-producing countries in the world. It has a longestablished wheat breeding network involving institutes and stations nationwide. Soviet scientists have contributed to modern varieties and ...
A guide to the CIMMYT bread wheat section
This special report is an updated introduction to the CIMMYT Wheat Program's Bread Wheat Section. It is designed to help acquaint visiting scientists and other interested persons with the Section's structure, activities, ...
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 ...