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Examining the role of collective action in an informal seed system: A case study from the central valley of Oaxaca, Mexico
This paper explores social arrangements associated with seed transactions among small-scale maize farmers in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico, where no formal seed supply system exists. We test the hypothesis that ...
Effects of conservation tillage on water supply and rainfed maize production in semiarid zones of west-central Mexico
This study analyzes the potential of conservation tillage (CT) for improving maize productivity under a range of soil and rainfall conditions in a semiarid zone of West-Central Mexico, evaluating the consequences of tillage ...
Conservation tillage or residue conservation? An evaluation of residue management in Mexico
The key to conservation tillage is the use of crop residues as mulch. However, there is some confusion over the term conservation tillage, among other things, because too much emphasis has been placed on tillage. Since ...
Factors explaining the diffusion of hybrid maize in Latin America and the Caribbean region
If future demand for maize in Latin America and the Caribbean region (LAC) is to be met from local sources, domestic production must continue to increase. Because further expansion in the area planted to maize is precluded ...
Labranza de conservación o conservación de residuos? Una evaluación del manejo de los residuos en México
La clave de la labranza de conservacion es el uso de los residuos como mantillo. Sin embargo, existe mucha confusion en relacion al termino labranza de conservacion, entre otras cosas por poner demasiado enfasis en la ...
Sustainable improvement of agricultural production systems in the mixteca region of Mexico
With support from the Conrad N. Hilton and Ford Foundations and in collaboration with three Mexican non-governmental organizations, the CIMMYT Natural Resources Group (NRG) worked with small-scale farmers in the impoverished, ...