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Molecular Assisted Breeding in Maize
Provitamin A maize within the maize seed systems and grain value chain in Tanzania
Maize is the main staple crop in Tanzania. The average annual national maize consumption is estimated at over 3m metric tons (MT) (USAID, 2017), while production in 2016 was 5.9m MT harvested from 4.0m ha with a productivity ...
Chapter 6: low-cost agronomic practices and landscape management approaches to control FAW
In addition to host plant resistance, biological control, and judicious application of chemical pesticides, a number of low-cost cultural practices and landscape management options can be implemented as part of an effective ...
Breeding WEMA maize for the African Continent
Open pollinated maize varieties: do they have scope in south Asia? Lessons from Pakistan
The bulk (above 70%) of Pakistan's 6 million tons maize production comes from the Punjab province where farmers use predominately (90%) hybrid maize. However, hybrid covers about 30-40% of the maize area in Pakistan and ...
AIP-maize: progress review & summary of achievements
Management of drought stress in field phenotyping
In agriculture, the term drought refers to a meteorological condition in which the amount of water available through rainfall and/or irrigation is insufficient to meet the crop needs for optimal growth and development. ...
Maize grain stored in hermetic bags: effect of moisture and pest infestation on grain quality
(Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2018)
Maize (Zea mays) is an important staple food crop produced by the majority of smallholder farmers that provides household food security through direct consumption and income generation. However, postharvest grain losses ...
Quality protein maize (QPM) for school feeding in Ethiopia: stakeholders consultation, sensory evaluation and potential impact
Recently there is an increased attention among policy and research practitioners on the link between school feeding programs (SFP) and agricultural development. Through purchases and procurement of locally produced foods, ...