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International collaboration in crop improvement research: current status and future prospects
Investments over the past 35 years have created s system of national and international research centers that has revolutionized the supply of improved cereal varieties to developing country farmers. The newly created ...
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 ...
Quantitative analysis of data from participatory methods in plant breeding
Although participatory plant breeding (PPB) is gaining greater acceptance worldwide, the techniques needed to analyze the data from participatory methodologies in the context of plant breeding are still not well known or ...
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 ...
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 ...
Wheat - global alliance for improving food security and the livelihoods of the resource-poor in the developing world: proposal submitted by CIMMYT and ICARDA to the CGIAR Consortium Board
Recurrent food crises—combined with the global financial meltdown, volatile energy prices, natural resource depletion, and climate change—undercut and threaten the livelihoods of millions of poor people. Accounting for a ...
Perspectives on CIMMYT's future: a summary of external stakeholder consultation conducted for strategic planning at CIMMYT
As part of the strategic planning process initiated in July 2002, CIMMYT commissioned the Meridian Institute to conduct an extensive consultation with more than 170 stakeholders worldwide, representing national agricultural ...
Enduring designs for change: an account of CIMMYT's research, its impact, and its future directions
This publication was prepared in commemoration of CIMMYT's 25th anniversary. It consists of three main sections. The first provides an abbreviated account of the Center's research and related activities. The second summarizes ...
Las investigaciones relacionadas con el triticale (X. Triticosecale Wittmack), el producto de un cruzamiento entre el trigo y el centeno, en realidad comenzaron en el CIMMYT un año antes de que se estableciera formalmente ...
Mejoramiento de maíces criollos por integración de alelos
Aunque en el mercado existe una amplia gama de variedades mejoradas, esta tecnología no está al alcance de muchos agricultores, porque muchas veces no es posible conseguirla en la zona objeto del presente estudio o porque ...