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International wheat breeding research in Eastern and Southern Africa, 1966-97
This paper describes and analyzes some of the impacts of wheat improvement research in seven countries in the Eastern and Southern regions of Africa. the countries South Africa, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, ...
Choosing the right open-pollinated maize in Southern Africa
Maize is widely grown throughout eastern and southern Africa. However, growing conditions differ for rainfall, temperature, the length of the growing season and the occurrence of diseases and pests. As a consequence, ...
The Southern African drought and low soil fertility (SADLF) project: giving smallholder farmers the maize seed they want
Given a choice, most people would not wish to confront the challenges that govern the lives of small-scale farmers in southern Africa. In this region, which has the most erratic growing conditions on earth, crop failures ...
Strategies for strengthening and scaling up community-based seed production
Maize is the primary source of calories in the diet of many resource-poor farm families in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). International agricultural research centers, in collaboration with national ...
Successful community-based seed production strategies
Designed to address the issues that limit the access of small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa to quality, affordable seed of the crops on which they depend for food security and livelihoods, this collection of articles ...
Maize technology in Malawi: a green revolution in the making?
This case study of technical change in maize production in Malawi seeks to answer the question of whether the diffusion of improved maize seed and fertilizer among Malawian smallholder farmers will create the sharp yield ...
Characterization of maize production in Southern Africa: synthesis of CIMMYT/DTMA household level farming system surveys in Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
This report presents the synthesis of household level surveys in five intervention countries (Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) of the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) project designed and implemented ...
Producao de sementes de culturas alimentares na regiao da SADC: manual 1
Criado para tratar os temas que limitam o acesso de fazendeiros em pequena escala, na África sub-Saara, para que possuam recursos para obterem colheitas de sementes de qualidade, das quais eles dependem para a obtenção dos ...
Soil fertility management research for the maize cropping systems of smallholders in Southern Africa: a review
This paper examines the implications of declining soil fertility for the maize-based cropping systems in southern and eastern Africa. A review of the importance of maize in the region is followed by a description of the ...
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 ...