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Cereal grain policy analysis in the national agricultural research systems of Eastern and Southern Africa
(SADC; ICRISAT; CIMMYT, 1993)
In 1990, economists of the Southern Africa Development Community/International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (SADC/ICRISAT) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) launched a ...
Wheat supply in Kenya: production technologies, sources of inefficiency, and potential for productivity growth
Kenya is projected to remain a net importer of wheat to the end of this century. To reduce the growing dependence on imports, the government has proposed measures to stimulate domestic production and curb wheat consumption. ...
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 ...
An assessment of factors affecting adoption of maize production technologies in Iganga District, Uganda
(CIMMYT; NARO, 1997)
Data from formal farmer surveys in Iganga District, Uganda, as well as secondary data, were analysed to describe maize farmers' circumstances and practices, identify socioeconomic and technical factors affecting the adoption ...
Farmers' maize seed systems in Western Oromia, Ethiopia
(EARO; CIMMYT, 2001)
This study was initiated in western Shewa and eastern Wellega zones of Oromia Regional State to describe the seed system and assess the effectiveness of the seed testing and release mechanism; identify how farmers acquire ...
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. ...
A comparative assessment of combine harvesting vis-a-vis conventional harvesting and threshing in Arsi Region, Ethiopia
(EARO; CIMMYT, 2000)
This study describes wheat harvesting and threshing technologies in Arsi Region. Southeastern Ethiopia. and assesses their profitability compared to that of alternative wheat harvesting technologies. Data were collected ...
Adoption of maize and wheat technologies in Eastern Africa: a synthesis of the findings of 22 case studies
This paper synthesizes the findings of 22 micro-level studies on technology adoption carried out by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) with national agricultural research systems in Ethiopia, ...
The seed industry for dryland crops in Eastern Kenya
The development and promotion of improved crop varieties as well as efficient seed production, distribution, and marketing systems have contributed significantly to increased agricultural production and food security in ...