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Potential technology and research needs for rainfed maize production in drought prone environments of Southern Africa
In southern Africa, semi-arid areas (here simply defined as areas with less than 700 mm but more than 350 mm of rainfall per annum) can be found from around 100 m to over 1,400 m above sea level. The semi-arid areas most ...
Maize adaptive research: achievements and prospects in Southern Africa
In the last six to eight years, farming systems adaptive research has contributed much to the understanding of maize production constraints on smallholder farms in southern Africa. It has contributed less to the development ...
Comparative economics of maize production in risky environments in Zimbabwe
Planting strategies of smallholder farmers are examined in two contrasting study areas in Zimbabwe, Mangwende (sub-humid, natural region II) and Mudzi (semi-arid, natural region IV). to show that farmers regard maize as a ...
Response of four maize varieties to nitrogen at Lisungwi extension planning area, Mwanza, Malawi
Lisungwi Extension Planning Area (EPA) in Mwanza Rural Development Project (RDP) has insufficient rainfall for optimum maize growth. The soils are generally low in organic matter, nitrogen, phosphorus, and magnesium. Farmers ...
Targeting recommendations for small farmers: the role of economic factors in Zimbabwe and Swaziland
Natural conditions and major resource differences such as farm size are commonly used in on-farm research to define homogeneous 'recommendation domains' within which new technologies are tested. Successful trial results ...
The contribution of economic analysis in developing promising research agendas: a maize nitrogen x phosphorus trial in Zimbabwe
Maize accounts for 70% of Zimbabwe's cereal growing area. Its productivity, particularly in the communal areas, is limited by both soil and moisture constraints. Most soils in communal areas are coarse-textured sands derived ...
International mycotoxin conference mycored 2010
(CIMMYT; Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2010)
This Book of Abstracts and Programme contains information on the Global Mycotoxin Reduction Strategies: Asia and Pacific Rim, held in Penang, Malaysia, 1-4 December 2010.
The Puebla Project 1967-69: progress report of a program to rapidly increase corn yields on small holdings
This report has been prepared to provide as complete a picture as possible of what the Puebla Project is, the nature of the joint effort of those participating, and the social and economic implications of the progress ...
Perfil del maiz, El Salvador sus implicaciones en el establecimiento de prioridades de investigacion
La república de El Salvador tiene una extensión territorial de 21,256 Kilómetros cuadrados y es el país más densamente poblado (288 habitantes/Km2) de la América Central. Su tasa de crecimiento demográfico (3.01 % anual) ...
Cotton varietal adoption and yields in the irrigated Punjab: Results from 1986-1988
(PARC; CIMMYT, 1989)
Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum), the silver fiber, is an important crop of Pakistan and occupies a key position in the economy, providing significant foreign exchange. This crop is mainly grown in the southern part of the ...