Now showing items 1-10 of 60
Continuous economic analysis of crop response to fertilizer in on-farm research
This paper proposes a method for building general models based on continuous analysis of data from on-farm research (OFR) in order to derive recommendations for farmers. The data requirements are not excessive for practitioners ...
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. ...
Cereal crop productivity in developing countries: past trends and future prospects
This paper synthesizes the evidence on cereal crop poductivity in developing countries over the past 30 years and looks at future prospects for productivity in growth. For more than three decades we have witnessed the ...
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. ...
Cover crops in hillside agriculture: farmer innovation with Mucuna
(CIMMYT; IDRC, 1998)
Farmers in northern Honduras are at the forefront of a significant development in hillside agriculture. For more than 20 years, they have been quietly developing an aggressive vining legume called velvet bean and adapting ...
Nutritive and economic value of triticale as a feed grain for poultry
This study reviews evidence from various studies of the nutritional value of triticale (X. Triticosecale Wittmack) for poultry feed. The economic value of triticale as a major ingredient in poultry diets, substituting for ...
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 ...
Impacts of maize breeding research in Latin America, 1966-97
This report documents the number and types of maize varieties and hybrids released by public breeding programs between 1966 and 1997, describes the varieties and hybrids marketed by public seed agencies and private companies ...
Institutional change and discontinuities in farmers' use of hybrid maize seed and fertilizer in Malawi: findings from the 1996-97 CIMMYT/MoLD Survey
This study records the use of hybrid maize seed and fertilizer by small-scale farmers in Malawi, as well as their opinions about these inputs, from 1989-90 through 1996-97. Its main purpose is to determine whether the ...
Farmers' use of improved seed selection practices in Mexican maize: evidence and issues from the Sierra de Santa Marta
The principal advantage of in situ conservation is that it allows adaptive evolutionary processes to continue in the species that are being conserved. For a cultivated crop species, in situ conservation involves farmers' ...