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Institutional innovations in national agricultural research: on-farm research within IDIAP (Instituto de Investigacion Agropecuaria de Panama), Panama
This paper describes recent IDIAP experiences in implementing on-farm research methodologies. This first project, developed with CIMMYT's cooperation, is described in detail, with emphasis on links between diagnostic/experimental ...
Demonstration of an interdisciplinary approach to planning adaptive agricultural research programmes in the Serenje District, Central Province, Zambia 1978
In cooperation with researchers in many national agricultural research programs, CIMMYT has sought to develop procedures with help to focus agricultural research squarely on the needs of farmers. The process invo1ves ...
Weed management strategies for wheat in the irrigated Punjab: farmers knowledge, adoption and economics
(CIMMYT; PARC, 1988)
Weeds have been reported as a major limiting factor in efforts to further raise wheat productivity in the irrigated Punjab. With this in mind, the study was planned to assess the extent of weeds in farmers' fields, their ...
Adoption of Basmati-385: implications for time conflicts in the rice-wheat cropping systems of Pakistan's Punjab
(CIMMYT; PARC, 1989)
The traditional basmati rice-wheat cropping system of Pakistan's Punjab involves major time conflicts between the harvesting date of rice and the planting date of wheat. The lengthy maturity period of traditional basmati ...
Factors affecting current and potential cropping intensity in the Southern Punjab of Pakistan
(CIMMYT; PARC, 1988)
Cropping intensity in the cotton-wheat areas of Pakistan's Punjab is well below its potential and also significantly lower than in neighbouring areas of India's punjab. Analysis of annual cropping intensity indicates that ...
From agronomic data to farmer recommendations
This manual presents a set of procedures for doing an economic analysis of on-farm agronomic experiments wich will help in selecting treatments for furter experimentation and for developing farmer recommendations. The ...
Investment in agricultural research: some economic principles
This study aims at providing managers of agricultural research programs in developing countries with some guidelines for research resource allocation. Although various formal models are reviewed, the approach is a pragmatic ...
A new training, conference and information facility for CIMMYT: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
Maize and wheat researchers throughout the developing world look to CIMMYT as their international research center of excellence on these crops. The growing requirements of developing country research institutions in germplasm ...
Maize food and feed consumption in the developing world
An analysis of trends in maize use in developing countries are presented. The major causes of current trends in maize consumption in these countries is reviewed. Maize feed use in both producing and importing countries is ...
Maize production practices and problems in Egypt: results of three farmer surveys
The results of three surveys of Egyptian maize farmers are reported. Two of the surveys, carried out in different parts of Egypt, describe farmers' practices and circumstances. The third survey monitors an on-farm experimental ...