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Collective action for the conservation of on-farm genetic diversity in a center of crop diversity: an assessment of the role of traditional farmers' networks
(IFPRI; CGIAR; CIMMYT, 2005)
This project explored the possible role of collective action among small-scale farmers in managing and maintaining genetic resources in a center of crop diversity. It focused on the local institutions that ensure the supply ...
Reduciendo la brecha entre la realidad de los investigadores y la de los agricultores
(Asociación Ecología,Tecnología y Cultura en los Andes, 2006)
La Revolución Verde y otros trabajos recientes sobre agricultura y desarrollo rural han llevado al incremento de la producción de una serie de cultivos en los países pobres, el maíz y el trigo entre ellos. Organizaciones ...
International wheat breeding research in Eastern and Southern Africa, 1966-97
This paper describes and analyzes some of the impacts of wheat improvement research in seven countries in the Eastern and Southern regions of Africa. the countries South Africa, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, ...
Major agricultural revolution sweeping across Asia's breadbasket regions: potential to help millions
As many parts of the world, including the European Union, debate restructuring agricultural policy to be more focused on environmental and food security needs, scientists will announce at a news briefing in The Hague on 2 ...
Symposium on global climate change: imperatives for agricultural research in Asia-Pacific
(CIMMYT; ICARDA; ICRISAT, 2008)
The fourth assessment report of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released in 2007, has revealed that increases in the emission of green house gases (GHGs) have resulted in warming of the climate system ...
How to evaluate cropping management practices: the cook book
Soil compaction is a form of physical soil degradation where an increase in soil bulk density, and a decline in percentage and stability of aggregates as well as porosity and pore continuity, is verified (Kooistra and ...
Azerbaijan CGS: final report from CIMMYT
Agriculture occupies an important place in the national economy of Azerbaijan. In 1999 the share of agriculture in the national economy was 28.69%. The population of Azerbaijan in 1999 was a little over eight million people ...
Operational guidelines for assessing the impact of agricultural research on livelihoods: good practices from CIMMYT.
Impact assessment (IA) in agricultural research is the effort to measure its social, economic, environmental, and other benefits. IA is important because stakeholders expect research organizations such as CIMMYT to account ...
Experiences with farmer participatory mother-baby trials and watershed management to improve soil fertility options in malawi
Participatory research approaches are increasingly becoming the foundation of integrated nutrient management. Until recently there has been almost no farmer uptake of soil fertility recommendations in Malawi. This has ...
Methodological development in linking farmer participatory research with simulation modelling for improvemed resource management and productivity in Southern Zimbabwe
This report outlines a methodology whereby whole farm fertiliser and crop management strategies for maize based systems, are jointly developed and evaluated by communal farmer and researchers with the assistance of a ...