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Speeding the breeding wheat, triticale, barley: Offseason nurseries
In a world of relentless population growth, shrinking arable land resources per capita and an ever present need for more and better food for the impoverished, there is a tremendous task and responsibility for scientists, ...
A common ground for maize research: regional cooperation in the Middle East and North Africa
This publication presents several aspects of regional cooperation in maize research in the Middle East and North Africa. Background on maize production in this area, the role of CIMMYT's Maize Program in developing and ...
Quality protein maize
In the concern over the current world food crisis, the importance of maize is often underestimated: hunger is commonly understood as a question of rice ahd wheat. Indeed, while maize is second in production only to wheat ...
Transforming maize farming in Zaire
In 1976, a dozen farmers in Mulunguishi, a tiny village in southeastern Zaire, harvested 6000 kilograms of maize a hectare -a yield that would be respectable for any maize farmer. These farmers were participating in a ...
Egypt's maize army
Egypt has pulled together widely dispersed scientists into an efficient, systematic maize research group. With CIMMYT's help, the foundation is being laid for sharply raising the productivity of the nation's major food crop.
Maize research and production in Guatemala
The maize research and production program of Guatemala has made important contributions to Guatemalan farmers, to CIMMYT's own maize research program, and to the national research efforts of other countries.
Probing the gene pools: spring x winter crosses in bread wheat
Ripening winter wheat fields in Oregon. Both developed and developing country growers stand to gain from the collaborative spring x winter research program described in this article.
Patronato of Sonora: farmers investing in research and harvesting the profits
Patronato's member farmers use voluntary fixed quotas to fund research at CIANO (Agricultural Research Center of the Northwest) focused specifically on Sonora. Mexico's particular production problems. Results have been ...
Ghana's tradition makers: changing patterns in food crops research, extension, and production
The personal fortunes of Kwaku Yamoah-Boampong, like the collective fortunes of his native Ghana, have been fickle to say the least-and the two appear to be intertwined. During the late 1970s, he tried to disentangle one ...
Wheat in Bangladesh
The Bangladeshi wheat revolution has had a positive psychological effect upon the nation. The success in wheat production is heralded as an example of what can be achieved for the multitude of other development projects ...