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Seed business management in Africa
The past decade has seen a strong growth in the number of new seed enterprises emerging in Africa, Asia and Latin America. If successful, they will contribute tremendously to the economic growth of their countries, regions ...
Report of a seminar for senior agricultural research administrators from Eastern and Southern Africa
Dr. Don Winkelmann welcomed participants to Nairobi and outlined briefly the purpose of the meeting; to exchange views on the potential and present status of On Farm Research with a Farming Systems Perspective (OFR/FSP) ...
The economics of small-scale wheat production technologies for Kenya
Kenya is a net importer of wheat and is projected to remain so to the end of this century. Wheat is grown in Kenya using mechanized production methods that differ little from what might be observed in many industrialized ...
Variety testing and release approaches in DTMA project countries in Sub-Saharan Africa
This report presents a summary of variety testing and release regulations in DTMA project countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). In order to understand these approaches a study was undertaken in 2007 under the auspices of ...
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 ...
Cultural practices and varietal preferences for durum wheat by farmers of Ada, Lume and Gimbichu Weredas of Ethiopia
(CIMMYT; Alemaya University of Agriculture, 1994)
A survey of 144 fanners was undertaken in Ada, Lume and Gimbichu Weredas to assess fanners' practices in durum wheat production; and to identify the durum wheat varieties they grow and the quality characteristics they seek ...
Adoption of maize production technologies in Central Tanzania
(The United Republic of Tanzania; SACCAR; CIMMYT, 1998)
This study of the adoption of maize production technologies in Central Tanzania forms part of a larger study to evaluate the impact of maize research and extension throughout Tanzania over the past 20 years. Using a ...
Adoption of maize production technologies in Southern Tanzania
(United Republic of Tanzania; SACCAR; CIMMYT, 1998)
This report of the adoption of maize production technologies in Southern Tanzania forms part of a larger study to evaluate the impact of maize research and extension throughout Tanzania over the past 20 years. Using a ...
Farmers' seed sources and management of bread wheat in Wolmera Woreda, Ethiopia
(IAR; CIMMYT, 1998)
Because seed supply and cost strongly influence farmers' ability to increase wheat production, researchers undertook a survey to document how Ethiopian farmers in Wolmera woreda acquire, manage and transfer wheat seed. ...
An assessment of factors affecting adoption of maize production technologies in Iganga District, Uganda
(CIMMYT; NARO, 1997)
Data from formal farmer surveys in Iganga District, Uganda, as well as secondary data, were analysed to describe maize farmers' circumstances and practices, identify socioeconomic and technical factors affecting the adoption ...