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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 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 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 ...
Chimanga cha makolo, hybrids, and composites: an analysis of farmers' adoption of maize technology in Malawi, 1989-91
This paper profiles farmers' adoption behavior and varietal choices with respect to local and improved maize technologies (variety, fertilizer application, and other agronomic practices) in three agroeconomic zones of ...
The economics of quality protein maize as an animal feed: case studies of Brazil and El Salvador
This study examines the potential of quality protein maize (QPM) as an animal feed ingredient in Brazil and EI Salvador. The minimum ingredient cost of pig and chicken feed with and without QPM and the optimal level of the ...
Rainfed maize production in Mexico: trends, constraints, and technological and institutional challenges for researchers
This paper reviews trends in rainfed maize production in Mexico over the past several decades, and the experience of lNIFAP/ CIMMYT/ CIRAD on-farm research (OFR) in Mexico's lowland tropics, to evaluate the prospects for ...
Social relations and seed transactions among smallscale maize farmers in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico
This paper explores social arrangements associated with seed transactions among smallscale maize farmers in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico, a centre of crop genetic diversity. A formal seed distribution system has ...
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 ...
Identifying appropriate germplasm for participatory breeding: an example from the central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico
Identifying the appropriate germplasm to be improved is a key component of any participatory breeding effort because of its implications for impacts on social welfare and genetic diversity. This paper describes a method ...
Emerging roles of the public and private sectors of maize seed industries in the developing world
Interactions between public and private sector organizations in the world maize seed industry are analyzed, with emphasis on the developing world. Information is presented on the share of total maize seed sales in 1992 by ...