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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Boron deficiency in wheat
Boron deficiency in soils has been reported to affect more and more crops, especially so in the warmer environments. Two reasons come to mind: Either the problem has not been recognized in the past and the symptoms have ...
Research on triticale (X. Triticosecale Wittmack), the product of a cross between wheat and rye, actually began at CIMMYT a year before the Center was formally established in 1966. The program's original objective was to ...
Breeding strategies for resistance to the rusts of wheat
The International Workshop on Breeding Strategies for Resistance to the Rusts of Wheat was held al CIMMYT, Mexico June 29-Jul 1, 1987. It brought together an eminent panel of internationally recognized specialists who ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Asian maize biotechnology network (AMBIONET): a model for strengthening national agricultural research systems
This report reviews the impacts of the Asian Maize Biotechnology Network (AMBIONET), organized by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) with funding from the Asian Development Bank to strengthen the ...
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 ...