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Compendium of deliverables of the conservation agriculture course 2008
This book is the result of the hard work of 8 CIMMYT trainees who participated in the visiting scientist 2008 Conservation Agriculture Course: "Laying the groundwork for sustainable and productive cropping systems". During ...
Effects of conservation tillage on water supply and rainfed maize production in semiarid zones of west-central Mexico
This study analyzes the potential of conservation tillage (CT) for improving maize productivity under a range of soil and rainfall conditions in a semiarid zone of West-Central Mexico, evaluating the consequences of tillage ...
On-farm legume experimentation to improve soil fertility in the Zimuto communal area, Zimbabwe: farmer perceptions and feedback
Soil fertility is an important limiting factor for smallholder agriculture in southern Africa. In 1999-2002 research was undertaken to identify and evaluate legume technology options for soil fertility improvement within ...
Conservation agriculture and soil carbon sequestration: between myth and farmer reality
Human efforts to produce ever-greater amounts of food leave their mark on the environment. Persistent use of conventional farming practices based on extensive tillage, especially when combined with removal or in situ burning ...
Application of physiology in wheat breeding
How can disciplinary research in physiology complement wheat breeding? This introductory chapter is intended to provide broad guidelines to help breeding programs: 1) assess whether physiological criteria should be included ...
A history of wheat breeding in China
China is the largest producer and consumer of wheat in the world. Wheats cultivated in China include winter and facultative wheats and spring wheats sown in both autumn and spring, mostly in rotation with other crops such ...
Collective action for the conservation of on-farm genetic diversity in a center of crop diversity: an assessment of the role of traditional farmers' networks
(IFPRI; CGIAR; CIMMYT, 2005)
This project explored the possible role of collective action among small-scale farmers in managing and maintaining genetic resources in a center of crop diversity. It focused on the local institutions that ensure the supply ...
Data analysis in the CIMMYT applied biotechnology center: for fingerprinting and genetic diversity studies
The molecular genetic characterization of the diversity present in the CIMMYT maize and wheat germplasm collections is an ongoing process, to which many different persons have contributed. Furthermore, one of the mandates ...
Legal issues in the use of geospatial data and tools for agriculture and natural resource management: a primer. Executive Summary
The world of agriculture and natural resource management increasingly employs approaches that emphasize integrative analyses. Multiple disciplines and sources of information are processed with software-based tools such as ...
A checklist of journal articles from CIMMYT and its collaborators 1966-1999
The scope of this Checklist is limited: it covers only journal articles - not conference papers, not newsletters, not theses, not CIMMYT imprints. Thus it represents only part of CIMMYT's published output. And the search ...