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Biophysical and socio-economic characterization of cereal production systems of Central Nepal
The domestic food security of Nepal is critically depended on the sustainability of the cereal production systems of Central Nepal Terai region, as the major share of nation's cereal production comes from the agro-ecological ...
Farmer access and differential impacts of zero tillage technology in the subsistence wheat farming systems of West Bengal, India
The present study was carried out with the broad objective of assessing the patterns of adoption and farm profitability potentials of conservation agriculture (CA) in the three northern “disadvantaged districts” of West ...
Farmers' wheat seed sources and seed management in the Enebssie area, Ethiopia
(IARC; CIMMYT, 1998)
This study in Enebssie area, Ethiopia, aimed to identify farmers' wheat seed acquisition and transfer mechanisms; explore problems related to those mechanisms; document the status of previously released wheat varieties; ...
Engaging men in gender-equitable practices in maize systems of sub-Saharan Africa
This Guidance Note is designed for researchers working in maize-based smallholder farming systems. It is useful to interventions planning community and household level action research with women and men farmers. This ...
Gender-responsive approaches for the promotion of improved maize seed in Africa
Improved maize seed is essential for African farming systems because of its relatively higher yield potential, better adaptation to common biotic and abiotic stresses such as diseases, pests, drought and low nutrients, and ...
Characterization of maize production in Southern Africa: synthesis of CIMMYT/DTMA household level farming system surveys in Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
This report presents the synthesis of household level surveys in five intervention countries (Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) of the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) project designed and implemented ...
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 ...
From agronomic data to farmer recommendations: an economics training manual
This manual presents a set of procedures for the economic analysis of on-farm experiments. It is intended for use by agricultural scientists as they develop recommendations for farmers from agronomic data. Developing ...
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 ...
Analytics of barani farming systems of northern punjab: cropping intensity, crop-livestock interactions and food self-sufficiency
(PARC; CIMMYT, 1988)
The rainfed areas of Pothwar plateau cover about one quarter of total cropped area of the Punjab. Farming in the area is characterised by a complex and diversified set of activities. Farm productivity in the region is ...