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Gender research in maize
Female farmers and marginalized groups have become the main actors for community-based seed production in Nepal (Hill Maize Research Project). Women’s role in smallholder agriculture and its relation to technology adoption ...
Maize adaptive research: achievements and prospects in Southern Africa
In the last six to eight years, farming systems adaptive research has contributed much to the understanding of maize production constraints on smallholder farms in southern Africa. It has contributed less to the development ...
The contribution of economic analysis in developing promising research agendas: a maize nitrogen x phosphorus trial in Zimbabwe
Maize accounts for 70% of Zimbabwe's cereal growing area. Its productivity, particularly in the communal areas, is limited by both soil and moisture constraints. Most soils in communal areas are coarse-textured sands derived ...
Chimanga cha makolo, hybrids and composites: farmers' adoption of maize technology in Malawi, 1989-90
During the 1989-90 and 1990-91 cropping seasons, researchers from CIMMYT and the Evaluation Units of the Malawian Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) collected data to profile farmers' adoption behavior and varietal choices, and ...
Conduct and management of maize field trials
(CIMMYT; IITA, 2012)
Technicians and technologists are indispensable research support personnel. In the agronomic sciences, technicians handle all aspects of research execution from seed preparation for planting through management of field ...
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 ...
Seeding Eastern Africa’s maize revolution in the post-structural adjustment era: a review and comparative analysis of the formal maize seed sector
(Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2018)
Improved maize seed is instrumental to deliver an Asian-style ‘green revolution’ for Africa. The paper reviews and makes a comparative analysis of the maize (corn) seed sector and its evolution in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda ...
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 ...
Impact of adoption of drought-tolerant maize varieties on total maize production in south Eastern Zimbabwe
(Taylor & Francis, 2019)
Drought is a huge limiting factor in maize production, mainly in the rain-fed agriculture of sub-Saharan Africa. In response to this threat, drought-tolerant (DT) maize varieties have been developed with an aim to ensure ...
Options for pro-poor maize seed market segmentation in Kenya
(Academic Journals, 2011)
New agricultural technologies have to be affordable to make a difference in poor farmers? livelihoods. Their cost to the poor can be reduced through subsidies by the public sector or humanitarian use exemption from ...