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Impacts of international wheat breeding research in the developing world, 1988-2002
The third in a series of global studies, this report (covering 1988-2002) documents the adoption and diffusion of modern wheat varieties in the developing world and assesses the benefits generated by international wheat ...
CIMMYT's formal training activities: perceptions of impact from former trainees, NARS research leaders, and CIMMYT scientists
This report provides information on the impact of CIMMYT training, based on a set of background interviews with center staff, reviews of relevant data and documents provided by CIMMYT, and two surveys: one of research ...
Analysis of participatory research projects in the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
Through a survey of scientists from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in 2004, this study assessed the extent to which participatory methods had been used by the center, how they were perceived ...
Impacts of international research on intertemporal yield stability in wheat and maize: an economic assessment
Critics of modern maize and wheat varieties (MVs) have suggested that, in developing countries, yields of these varieties vary more from season to season than yields of farmers’ traditional varieties, thereby exposing ...
Farmer plant breeding from a biological perspective: implications for collaborative plant breeding
Plant breeding by research has become increasingly isolated from the plant breeding of farmers. Collaborative plant breeding (CPB) offers the possibility of bringing these two plant breeding traditions together to increase ...
The planning stage of on-farm research: identifying factors for experimentation
(CIAT; CIMMYT, 1989)
On-farm research is a problem-oriented approach to agricultural research that begins by diagnosing the conditions, practices, and problems of particular groups of farmers. Once the problems are identified, a research program ...
Mass rearing of stem borers, maize weevil, and larger grain borer insect pests of maize
Variety screening studies require a consistent supply of large quantities of these pests at specified time periods. Stem borers are reared on an artificial diet in order to have dependable large and continuous supplies of ...
Methods of screening maize for resistance to stem borers and post-harvest insect pests
This manual is based on the work undertaken through the “Developing Maize Resistant to Stem Borer and Storage Insect Pests for Eastern and Southern Africa – IRMA III Conventional Project (2009−2013)”, funded by the Syngenta ...
New wheats for a secure, sustainable future
This paper reviews strategies used by CIMMYT and its partners to develop sustainable wheat production systems for favored and marginal areas. These strategies aim to achieve an optimal combination of the best genotypes ...
Ensuring the use of sustainable crop management strategies by small wheat farmers in the 21st century
Virtually all current strategies to implement modern, sustainable crop management production practices involve conservation/zero tillage prior to seeding, some form of crop residue retention and management, fertilizer ...