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Farmers' maize seed systems in Western Oromia, Ethiopia
(CIMMYT; EARO, 2001)
This study was initiated in western Shewa and eastern Wellega zones of Oromia Regional State to describe the seed system and assess the effectiveness of the seed testing and release mechanism; identify how farmers acquire ...
Maize technology development and transfer : A GIS application for research planning in Kenya
(CIMMYT; KARI; CAB International, 1998)
Successful community-based seed production strategies
Designed to address the issues that limit the access of small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa to quality, affordable seed of the crops on which they depend for food security and livelihoods, this collection of articles ...
Adoption of maize production technologies in the Lake Zone of Tanzania
(CIMMYT; The United Republic of Tanzania; SACCAR, 1999)
This study of the adoption of maize production technologies in the Lake Zone of Tanzania forms part of a larger study to evaluate the impact of maize research and extension throughout Tanzania over the past 20 years. Using ...
Strategies for strengthening and scaling up community-based seed production
(CIMMYT; FAO, 2006)
Evaluation of stem borer resistance management strategies for Bt maize in Kenya based on alternative host refugia
Stem borers are the major insect pests of maize in Kenya. The use of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) technology is an effective way of controlling lepidopteran pests. However, the likelihood of development of resistance to ...
Consumer preferences for maize products in urban Kenya
Background. New maize varieties have been biofortified with provitamin A, mainly â-carotene, which renders the grain yellow or orange. Unfortunately, many African consumers prefer white maize. The maize consumption patterns ...
Breeding and disseminating quality protein maize (QPM) for Africa
Quality protein maize (QPM) describes a range of maize cultivars with twice the content of limiting amino acids lysine and tryptophan compared with conventional maize, and has been developed to help reduce human malnutrition ...
Challenges of the maize seed industry in eastern and southern Africa: A compelling case for private-public intervention to promote growth
Following the liberalization and restructuring of the seed sector, the maize seed industry in eastern and southern Africa has witnessed a proliferation of private seed companies. Whereas the total number of registered maize ...