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A quality protein maize (QPM) manual for agricultural extension in Ethiopia

Author: Adefris Teklewold
Author: Kelemu, K.
Author: Tadesse, A.
Author: Dagne Wegary Gissa
Year: 2017
Abstract: This manual introduces the key features of QPM, its nutritional benefits and importance, and techniques of production. It gives an updated information about the QPM varieties that are available for commercial production and their agro-ecological adaptation areas in the country, together with the agronomic practices required for grain and seed production. It also include a brief accounts of management of the most important pests attacking maize. The manual has been prepared to assist agricultural extension staff at grassroots level to train and advice farmers by explaining in simple terms about QPM technology and its nutritional benefits, and to concisely describe production techniques. It also enables to communicate a uniform and consistent messages to farmers and consumers in training and field days across the country.
Format: PDF
Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
Publisher: CGIAR
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Type: Handbook
Country focus: Ethiopia
Place of Publication: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Pages: iv, 31 pages
Agrovoc: MAIZE

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  • Maize
    Maize breeding, phytopathology, entomology, physiology, quality, and biotech

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