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The maize subsector in Paraguay: a diagnostic overview
The maize sector in Paraguay s going through a period of perplexing changes. Despite recent production gains, average maize yields remain far below those which could be achieved with relatively simple changes in management ...
Maize production practices in Paraguay: survey findings and implications for research
Data collected through a survey of 252 rural households support the conventional wisdom that maize in Paraguay is grown by many different categories of producers, ranging from small-scale semisubsistence farmers to large-scale ...
Maize production practices and problems in Egypt: results of three farmer surveys
The results of three surveys of Egyptian maize farmers are reported. Two of the surveys, carried out in different parts of Egypt, describe farmers' practices and circumstances. The third survey monitors an on-farm experimental ...
Maize in the Mampong-Sekodumasi area of Ghana: results of an exploratory survey
In cooperation with researchers in many national agricultural research programs, CIMMYT has sought to develop procedures which help to focus agricultural research squarely on the needs of farmers. The process involves ...
Maize in north Veracruz State, Mexico: farmer practice and research opportunities
This report exemplifies the short, well-focuses formal survey emphasized in CIMMYT's on-farm research procedures. The survey was done in northern Veracruz, Mexico, where CIMMYT Maize Production Training carries out on-farm ...
Maize production and agricultural policies in Central America and Mexico
This paper reviews trends in maize production and consumption in Central America and Mexico in the context of the political and economic changes taking place in the region since the 1970's. The authors focus on the effects ...
Adoption and use of improved maize by small-scale farmers in Southeast Guatemala
This report is based on a study of the adoption and use of improved open-pollinated varieties and hybrids by small-scale farmers in the Department of Jutiapa, Guatemala. The majority of maize producers in Guatemala are ...
A regional analysis of maize biological diversity in Southeastern Guanajuato, Mexico
Four environments with contrasting potential for agricultural productivity and infrastructure development were identified in Guanajuato State, Mexico, to test hypotheses about the relationship of maize biological diversity ...
Issues regarding targeting and adoption of quality protein maize (QPM)
Improvements in the production characteristics of quality protein maize (QPM) are currently leading to its reintroduction in various areas of the world, both for human and animal consumption. Although the improved QPM ...
Genetic change in farmer-recycled maize seed: a review of the evidence
This paper summarizes what is known about farm-level maize seed management practices and reviews the theoretical and empirical evidence regarding the relationship between farmers’ seed recycling practices and the genetic ...