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Enhancing smallholder access to agricultural machinery services: lessons from Bangladesh
(Taylor & Francis, 2016)
Resource poor smallholders in developing countries often lack access to capital goods such as farm machinery. Enabling adequate access through machinery services can thereby significantly contribute to food security and ...
Input subsidies or extension: which policy should take precedence when supporting farmers?
(CIMMYT; SIMLESA; ACIAR, [2017?])
The Sustainable intensification of maize legume systems in eastern and southern Africa (SIMLESA) R4D project in conjunction with the adjunct Adoption Pathways project were designed to test the agronomic, economic and ...
Economic benefits of blast-resistant biofortified wheat in Bangladesh: the case of BARI Gom 33
The first occurrence of wheat blast in 2016 threatened Bangladesh's already precarious food security situation. The Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), together with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement ...
Misidentification by farmers of the crop varieties they grow: lessons from DNA fingerprinting of wheat in Ethiopia
(Public Library of Science, 2020)
The farming systems of the Texizapan watershed, Sierra de Santa Marta, Veracruz, Mexico
The main farming systems of the Texizapan watershed in southern Veracruz, Mexico (200-1,640 meters above sea level) were characterized through a formal survey in 1995. Farm-level data included an inventory of resources ...
Are productivity enhancing, resource conserving technologies a viable "Win-win" approach in the tropics? The case of conservation tillage in Mexico
This paper summarizes factors affecting the agricultural and environmental potential of conservation tillage in maize-based farming systems in Mexico. The author begins by describing some of the implications of soil ...
Intensifying maize-based cropping systems in the Sierra de Santa Marta, Veracruz
This paper focuses on intensifying maize-based cropping systems in the Sierra de Santa Marta Region of Veracruz, Mexico. Following a description of the study area, the paper examines the historical forces that have shaped ...
The adoption of conservation tillage in a hillside maize production system in Motozintla, Chiapas
Data from a 1994 survey of 82 farmers who grow maize on steep hillsides in Motozintla, Chiapas, provided information on agricultural practices, including the adoption of conservation tillage practices; the profitability ...
Crop-Livestock Interactions and livelihoods in the indo-gangetic plains, India: a regional synthesis
The research and development community faces the challenge of sustaining crop productivity gains, improving rural livelihoods, and securing environmental sustainability in the Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP). This calls for a ...
Adoption and impacts of zero tillage as a resource conserving technology in the irrigated plains of South Asia.
The recent stagnation of productivity growth in the irrigated areas of the Indo-Gangetic Plains of South Asia has led to a quest for resourceconserving technologies that can save water, reduce production costs and improve ...