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Strategies for strengthening and scaling up community-based seed production
Maize is the primary source of calories in the diet of many resource-poor farm families in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). International agricultural research centers, in collaboration with national ...
An analysis of the bottlenecks affecting the production and deployment of maize seed in eastern and Southern Africa
The publication describes outcomes of a study conducted in 2007/08 to analyze the bottlenecks affecting the production and deployment of maize seed in eastern and southern Africa. The objectives of the study were to provide ...
New Seed Initiative for Maize in Southern Africa: annual report 2005
The New Seed Initiative for Maize in Southern Africa (NSIMA) project, funded by The Rockefeller Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, began its operations in 2005. This project intends, over the ...
Newsletter / Bulletin
Striga weed control with herbicide-coated maize seed
The witchweed Striga decimates maize, millet, sorghum, upland rice and Napier throughout sub-Sahara Africa. From the high plateau of East Africa where peasant farmers struggle to survive on tiny fields of maize, to the ...
To feed ourselves: a proceedings of the First Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Regional Maize Workshop
This publication contains the proceedings of the First Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Regional Maize Workshop, held in Lusaka, Zambia, on 10-17 March, 1985, and sponsored by the Government of Zambia and CIMMYT. It ...
An innovation learning platform for drought tolerant maize in Malawi: lessons learned and the way forward
Innovation learning platforms have their roots in the agricultural innovation systems (AIS) approach. AIS emphasizes a systems view of agricultural innovations and conceptualizes an innovation system as all individuals and ...