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Gender norms and agency in the Pakistan agriculture sector: policy brief
Investment and robust studies are needed to strengthen the body of evidence and facilitate gender mainstreaming in agricultural development; Women’s contributions to the agriculture sector (e.g. home based livestock rearing ...
Women in the maize seed business in East and Southern Africa
The maize seed sector in East and Southern Africa is male-dominated. Most seed companies operating in the region are owned and run by men. Often, access to land and financial capital is a constraint for women who are keen ...
Gender Dynamics in Seed Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa and Worldwide Lessons Workshop: report of proceedings of the Multi-stakeholder Technical Workshop
Seed is life. Seed systems are complex and multilayered, involving diverse interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral actors in multiple fronts, from seed conservation to multiplication; improved breeding; regulatory sanitary ...
The intersection of youth access to land, migration and employment opportunities: evidence from sub-Saharan Africa
This paper examines the intersections between youth access to land, migration decisions and employment opportunities using nationally representative and multi-year data from multiple African countries. We document evidence ...
Landscapes of rural youth opportunity
This paper is motivated by the consistent portrayal, within current policy discourse, of agriculture and the broader rural economy in Africa as domains of opportunity for rural youth. It presents a new conceptualization ...
Developing a gender intentional strategy for deployment of Male sterility (Ms44) mutant gene seed production technology for Africa. International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) Internal Discussion Paper
Are there differences in men’s and women’s access to and use of fertilizer and hybrid maize seed in eastern and southern Africa? This article explores the issue through a systematic review of the extant literature on gender ...
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) ...
Beyond drought tolerant maize: study of additional priorities in maize
In recognition of the complexity of factors which affect the improvement of maize yields and productivity in different farming systems throughout the developing world, panels of crop research and extension experts assessed ...
Weed management strategies for wheat in the irrigated Punjab: farmers knowledge, adoption and economics
(CIMMYT; PARC, 1988)
Weeds have been reported as a major limiting factor in efforts to further raise wheat productivity in the irrigated Punjab. With this in mind, the study was planned to assess the extent of weeds in farmers' fields, their ...
Factors affecting current and potential cropping intensity in the Southern Punjab of Pakistan
(CIMMYT; PARC, 1988)
Cropping intensity in the cotton-wheat areas of Pakistan's Punjab is well below its potential and also significantly lower than in neighbouring areas of India's punjab. Analysis of annual cropping intensity indicates that ...