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Characterization of maize production in Southern Africa: synthesis of CIMMYT/DTMA household level farming system surveys in Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Author: Kassie, G.T.
Author: Erenstein, O.
Author: Mwangi, W.M.
Author: La Rovere, R.
Author: Setimela, P.S.
Author: Langyintuo, A.S.
Year: 2012
ISBN: 978-607-8263-03-5
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10883/1352
Abstract: This report presents the synthesis of household level surveys in five intervention countries (Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) of the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) project designed and implemented by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and national research and extension institutions in 13 countries of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). In each of the study countries, two districts were randomly selected provided that the districts fall in predetermined categories (20-40%) of probability of failed season (PFS). A total sample of 1108 households was randomly drawn with sample sizes varying country to country. The report has different sections that focus, in order, on description of the sample households, extent and determinants of poverty and inequality among the sample population, characteristics of maize production, perception and management of drought risk, and determinants of likelihood and intensity of adoption of improved maize varieties.
Format: PDF
Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
Serie: Socioeconomics Working Paper
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Type: Book
Region: Southern Africa
Place of Publication: Mexico
Pages: viii, 78 pages
Serie Number: 4
Agrovoc: MAIZE
Agrovoc: PRODUCTION
Agrovoc: FARMING SYSTEMS
Agrovoc: SURVEYS


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  • Maize
    Maize breeding, phytopathology, entomology, physiology, quality, and biotech
  • Socioeconomics
    Including topics such as farming systems, markets, impact & targeting, innovations, and GIS

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