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Maize breeding research in Eastern and Southern Africa: current status and impacts of past investments made by the public and private sectors, 1966-97
This report documents the impacts of international maize breeding research in eastern and southern Africa. It draws on inft)rmation from a comprehensive 1998/99 survey of public and private maize breeding and seed production ...
An analysis of the bottlenecks affecting the production and deployment of maize seed in eastern and Southern Africa
The publication describes outcomes of a study conducted in 2007/08 to analyze the bottlenecks affecting the production and deployment of maize seed in eastern and southern Africa. The objectives of the study were to provide ...
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 ...
Fertilizer use and maize production in Sub-Saharan Africa
In sub-Saharan Africa, greater use of mineral fertilizers is crucial to increasing food production and slowing the rate of environmental degradation. Regional growth rates in fertilizer consumption have never been particularly ...
Low use of fertilizers and low productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa
Factors related to the low use of fertilizers and the resulting low agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa are reviewed. The importance of inorganic fertilizers and agricultural research to improving soil fertility ...
Cereal grain policy analysis in the national agricultural research systems of Eastern and Southern Africa
(SADC; ICRISAT; CIMMYT, 1993)
In 1990, economists of the Southern Africa Development Community/International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (SADC/ICRISAT) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) launched a ...
Drivers of improved maize variety adoption in drought prone areas of Malawi
(Academic Journals, 2012)
This study identifies the determinants of adoption and adoption-intensity of improved maize varieties in Malawi. We estimated a double hurdle model based on household-level survey data collected in the districts of Balaka ...
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 ...
An innovation learning platform for drought tolerant maize in Malawi: lessons learned and the way forward
Innovation learning platforms have their roots in the agricultural innovation systems (AIS) approach. AIS emphasizes a systems view of agricultural innovations and conceptualizes an innovation system as all individuals and ...