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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) ...
Tropical and subtropical maize in Asia: production systems, constraints, and research priorities
This book examines future technological and policy prospects for the sustainable intensification of rainfed upland maize production in Asia, and derives R&D priorities for specific maize production environments and markets. ...
The economic returns to institutional innovations in national agricultural research: on-farm research in IDIAP Panama
The paper presents a method for analyzing the returns to investment in on-farm research. It then applies the method to a location-specific maize research program in Caisan, Panama. The results show a rapid adoption of the ...
Institutional innovations in national agricultural research: on-farm research within IDIAP (Instituto de Investigacion Agropecuaria de Panama), Panama
This paper describes recent IDIAP experiences in implementing on-farm research methodologies. This first project, developed with CIMMYT's cooperation, is described in detail, with emphasis on links between diagnostic/experimental ...
Maize in China: production systems, constraints, and research priorities
This report was undertaken as part of a seven-country project to promote the sustainable intensification of maize production systems in upland environments in Asia. Maize is cultivated throughout China and plays a key role ...
How did China feed itself in the past? How will China feed itself in the future?
Feeding China, the world's most populous nation with more than 1.2 billion people, presents challenges and issues that can be instructive for other developing countries, and of consequence to the global community through ...
Land prices, land rents, and technological change: evidence from Pakistan
The relationship between technological change and land values is investigated for both rainfed and irrigated areas of Pakistan's most important wheat producing province, the Punjab. An attempt is made to link regional ...
Institutions and the African farmer
Getting African agriculture moving is the most complex and demanding task facing policy makers, agricultural scientists, and donors over the coming 25 years. This publication, based on the text of a presentation given at ...