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Characterizing the cereal systems and identifying the potential of conservation agriculture in South Asia
Conservation agriculture (CA) and related resource conserving technologies (RCTs) potentially offer a way to sustainably increase the agricultural productivity in developing countries. These practices, which involve minimal ...
Impacts of international maize breeding research in developing countries, 1966-98
This report, which updates and extends the findings of an earlier CIMMYT study published in 1994, documents the impacts of international maize breeding research in the developing world. Covering the period 1966-98, the ...
Directions in modeling wheat and maize for developing countries
In a workshop sponsored by the Natural Resources Group (NRG) of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), crop modelers, crop physiologists, and other scientists from around the world met at CIMMYT ...
Farmers' maize seed systems in Western Oromia, Ethiopia
(EARO; CIMMYT, 2001)
This study was initiated in western Shewa and eastern Wellega zones of Oromia Regional State to describe the seed system and assess the effectiveness of the seed testing and release mechanism; identify how farmers acquire ...
Impacts of international research on intertemporal yield stability in wheat and maize: an economic assessment
Critics of modern maize and wheat varieties (MVs) have suggested that, in developing countries, yields of these varieties vary more from season to season than yields of farmers’ traditional varieties, thereby exposing ...
Assessment of the effectiveness of maize seed assistance to vulnerable farm households in Zimbabwe
The publication describes outcomes of a study to assess the effectiveness of a large-scale crop seed relief effort in Zimbabwe during 2003-07. Aims of the effort, which was supported by the British Department for International ...
Economic and livelihood impacts of maize research in hill regions in Mexico and Nepal: including a method for collecting and analyzing spatial data using Google Earth
To fully assess the impact of new technologies on farmers we need to shift the focus of research from ‘crops’ or ‘commodities’ to the impact pathway which links improved crop germplasm and management to household well-being. ...
Characterization of Maize Producing Households in Adami Tulu - Jido Kombolcha and Adama Districts in Ethiopia
Maize is an important cereal crop in Ethiopia as a source of both food and cash and represents a shift in farmers’ choice of crops. In terms of area coverage on a national basis, it is next to teff (CSA 2007). Of all food ...