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Impacts of international maize breeding research in the developing world, 1966-1990
The impacts of maize breeding research for non-temperate environments in the developing world by national agricultural research systems (NARSs) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) over 1966-90 ...
Indicators of wheat genetic diversity and germplasm use in the people's republic of China
A preliminary study of wheat genetic diversity in the People's Republic of China is presented. Available evidence and basic data related to the ancestry of leading wheat cultivars and the area distribution of dominant ...
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 ...
Adoption of maize production technologies in Eastern Tanzania
(The United Republic of Tanzania; SACCAR; CIMMYT, 1998)
This study of the adoption of maize production technologies in Eastern Tanzania forms part of a larger study to evaluate the impact of maize research and extension throughout Tanzania over the past 20 years. Using a ...
Adoption of maize production technologies in the coastal lowlands of Kenya
Maize is the major food crop grown in the coastal region of Kenya and constitutes a major component of the diet of the population in the region. However, average yields are far below the potential for the region and low ...
Wheat farmers' seed management and varietal adoption in Kenya
(Egerton University; KARI; CIMMYT, 2002)
Wheat is the second most important crop in Kenya after maize and is becoming an important source of food both for humans and livestock. Despite increasing wheat production, only 50% of domestic consumption requirements are ...
Linear selection indices in modern plant breeding
Genetic improvement programs of plants and livestock are aimed at maximizing the rate of increase of some merit function (e.g., economic value of a wheat line) that is expected to have a genetic basis. Typically, candidates ...
Project extension proposal of food security in Bangladesh: improving wheat, maize and papaya production, and impacts of arsenic contamination.
CIMMYT began its work under USAID grand in July 2002 with programs running for 3 years except for the Transgenic Papaya program, which ends June 2007.Thus, this proposal entails the expansion and extension of the additional ...
Identifying appropriate germplasm for participatory breeding: an example from the central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico
Identifying the appropriate germplasm to be improved is a key component of any participatory breeding effort because of its implications for impacts on social welfare and genetic diversity. This paper describes a method ...
Impact of public and private sector maize breeding research in Asia, 1966-1997/98
This book presents results of a study of the impacts of international maize breeding research in seven developing countries of Asia (China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam). It provides ...