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Demonstrations of an interdisciplinary approach to planning adaptive agricultural research programmes
(CIMMYT Eastern African Economics Programme, 1979)
Area based development programmes aimed at improving the incomes of small farmers are a major concern of governments in less developed countries. New technology is the foundation of these prograrmnes and the selection of ...
Characterization of Maize Producing Households in Adami Tulu - Jido Kombolcha and Adama Districts in Ethiopia
Maize is an important cereal crop in Ethiopia as a source of both food and cash and represents a shift in farmers’ choice of crops. In terms of area coverage on a national basis, it is next to teff (CSA 2007). Of all food ...
Characterization of maize producing households in Monze and Kalomo Districts in Zambia
(CIMMYT; UNZA, 2010)
The Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) project is an initiative which is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF) and Howard G. Buffett Foundation to accelerate drought tolerant maize development and ...
Characterization of maize producing households in Machakos and Makueni Districts in Kenya
(KARI; CIMMYT, 2010)
The Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) initiative aims to address the challenge of combating the impacts of drought on people’s livelihoods, food security and economic development. It links the efforts of several ...
Characterization of maize producing households in Masvingo and Bikita Districts in Zimbabwe
Maize is Zimbabwe’s staple crop with approximately 2.1 million metric tons (t) required for the nation to be food secure. Unfavorable macroeconomic conditions and recurrent droughts have made it difficult for Zimbabwe to ...
Monitoring wheat varietal diffusion in the irrigated Punjab: Results from 1987-88
(CIMMYT; PARC, 1988)
Recommended wheat varieties play a significant role in increasing wheat productivity. Wheat breeders at different research institutes in Pakistan are continuously working to develop rust and disease resistant varleties. ...
Monitoring rice varieties grown in the rice zone of the Punjab: Results from 1985-87
(CIMMYT; PARC, 1988)
Breeders, seed institutions and extension agents in the Punjab are continuously working to evolve and disseminate varieties that are both high yielding and resistant to insects, pests and other diseases (Akhtar et al., ...
Impacts of international maize breeding research in developing countries, 1966-98
This report, which updates and extends the findings of an earlier CIMMYT study published in 1994, documents the impacts of international maize breeding research in the developing world. Covering the period 1966-98, the ...
Maize breeding research in Eastern and Southern Africa: current status and impacts of past investments made by the public and private sectors, 1966-97
This report documents the impacts of international maize breeding research in eastern and southern Africa. It draws on inft)rmation from a comprehensive 1998/99 survey of public and private maize breeding and seed production ...
Results of the 1st International Heat Stress Genotype Experiment
Fischer (1989) summarized the detrimental effects of high temperature on wheat growth as follows: Yield reduction can occur at temperatures above a mean as low as 150C, with the spike and grain growth phases being especially ...