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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) ...
On-farm research and extension linkages: experience from Zambia's Eastern province, 1982/88
After half a dozen years of field implementation, on-farm research programmes in southern Africa have developed research results which are now being passed onto extension for dissemination to farmers. Given the system, ...
Demonstration of an interdisciplinary approach to planning adaptive agricultural research programmes in the Serenje District, Central Province, Zambia 1978
In cooperation with researchers in many national agricultural research programs, CIMMYT has sought to develop procedures with help to focus agricultural research squarely on the needs of farmers. The process invo1ves ...
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 ...
Report of a review of on-farm research in Swaziland: 1982-1988
The critical constraints to increasing the incomes of Swazi Nation Land farmers has been the lack of research recommendations relevant to their farming context. It was necessary that researchers be reoriented to produce ...
Chimanga cha makolo, hybrids, and composites: an analysis of farmers' adoption of maize technology in Malawi, 1989-91
This paper profiles farmers' adoption behavior and varietal choices with respect to local and improved maize technologies (variety, fertilizer application, and other agronomic practices) in three agroeconomic zones of ...
Extension of on-farm research findings: issues from experience in Southern Africa
This paper draws on the experience of on-farm research (OFR) projects in Swaziland and Zambia, in which Training and Visit (T&V) extension methods have been employed. Despite the claims that both OFR and T&V procedures ...
Twenty-five years of research on women farmers in Africa: lessons and implications for agricultural research institutions -- With an annotated bibliography
Based on an extensive review of the literature on women farmers in Africa, this paper explores the potential reasons why women farmers have not adopted improved maize technologies and discusses the implications for ...