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Management of hybrid maize seed production
Numerous types of both conventional (based only on inbred lines) and nonconventional (where at least one parent is not an inbred line) maize hybrids may be produced. Conventional hybrid types include single crosses, three ...
Impact of improved maize germplasm on poverty alleviation: the case of Tuxpeño-Derived materials in Mexico
This study documents the use of improved maize germplasm by poor small-scale farmers in lowland tropical Mexico and how it contributes to their well-being. To this end, the direct adoption of improved varieties and their ...
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 ...
Maize in Vietnam: production systems, constraints, and research priorities
This is one of a series of seven in-depth country studies on maize production systems in Asia, funded by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development ...
Successful community-based seed production strategies
Designed to address the issues that limit the access of small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa to quality, affordable seed of the crops on which they depend for food security and livelihoods, this collection of articles ...
Maize in the Philippines: production systems, constraints, and research priorities
This is one of a series of country studies on maize production systems in Asia. It is part of a project designed to promote sustainable intensification of maize production systems while ensuring equitable income growth and ...
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 ...
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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 ...
Enhancing the contribution of maize to food security in Ethiopia
This publication provides a comprehensive and detailed review of the major maize research and technology dissemination advances and challenges in Ethiopia since the First National Maize Workshop of Ethiopia was held on May ...