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Tracing the path: What happens to maize and legumes from research to farm and market in Central Mozambique?
(CIMMYT; ACIAR; IIAM, 2016)
Maize is Mozambique’s staple, grown by 95 percent of smallholder farmers. Legumes are the most important sources of proteins for rural Mozambicans, especially cowpeas and common beans. Additionally, common beans are a cash ...
Seed value chains to support Sustainable Intensification in Tanzania
(CIMMYT; ACIAR, 2016)
This brief is based on a value chain survey carried out on the maize and legume seed sectors in Tanzania. The results showed that the majority of maize farmers in the surveyed districts are still using recycled seed. An ...
From few to many: taking Conservation Agriculture practices to scale in Malawi
(CIMMYT; ACIAR, 2016)
In the sample of the farmers who were in the vicinity of the farm trial sites and who were contacted for this study, 90 percent reported that they were aware of technologies being promoted. Approximately 63 percent had ...
Are structured value chains possible or necessary? some highlights from Ethiopian and Kenyan maize and legume markets
(CIMMYT; EIAR; KALRO; ACIAR, 2016)
A core pillar of sustainable agricultural intensification is the farm level financial viability of such intensification. This will (almost surely) be mediated by well-functioning agricultural markets and value chains. This ...
Going to scale: How do Conservation Agriculture practices spread among farmers in Kenya?
(CIMMYT; KALRO; ACIAR, 2016)
Demonstration sites will continue to be centers of experimentation and learning for farmers. The results presented in this brief, demonstrates the efficacy of the demonstration approach to agriculture extension. It is ...
The benefit package: the promise of conservation agriculture in maize-based systems of Malawi and Mozambique
(ACIAR; CIMMYT; DARS; IIAM, 2016)
In addition to the long-term ecological benefits, conservation agriculture (CA) is attractive to farmers due to its short-term resource saving effects with little, if any, yield penalty. Compared to conventional practices, ...
4th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium
(CIMMYT; IPPN; IWYP; MasAgro; SAGARPA, 2016)
International Plant Phenotyping Symposium. El Batán, Texoco, México. December 13-15, 2016.
Responding to climate change
Over 90% of work at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) relates to climate change, with breeding for drought tolerance stretching back to the 1970s. Climate change is already happening. Without ...
Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa: Project brief
(CIMMYT; IITA, 2016)
More than 208 million households in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) depend on maize for food security and economic wellbeing, but maize productivity in this region is the lowest among the world regions. The slow adoption of new ...