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Characterization of Maize Producing Households in Adami Tulu - Jido Kombolcha and Adama Districts in Ethiopia
Maize is an important cereal crop in Ethiopia as a source of both food and cash and represents a shift in farmers’ choice of crops. In terms of area coverage on a national basis, it is next to teff (CSA 2007). Of all food ...
Characterization of maize producing households in Monze and Kalomo Districts in Zambia
(CIMMYT; UNZA, 2010)
The Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) project is an initiative which is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF) and Howard G. Buffett Foundation to accelerate drought tolerant maize development and ...
Characterization of maize producing households in Machakos and Makueni Districts in Kenya
(KARI; CIMMYT, 2010)
The Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) initiative aims to address the challenge of combating the impacts of drought on people’s livelihoods, food security and economic development. It links the efforts of several ...
Characterization of maize producing households in Masvingo and Bikita Districts in Zimbabwe
Maize is Zimbabwe’s staple crop with approximately 2.1 million metric tons (t) required for the nation to be food secure. Unfavorable macroeconomic conditions and recurrent droughts have made it difficult for Zimbabwe to ...
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 ...
Adoption of maize and wheat technologies in Eastern Africa: a synthesis of the findings of 22 case studies
This paper synthesizes the findings of 22 micro-level studies on technology adoption carried out by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) with national agricultural research systems in Ethiopia, ...
Potential impact of investments in drought tolerant maize in Africa
The study evaluates the potential impacts of the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) project run by CIMMYT and the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in 13 countries of eastern, southern and West ...
Community assessment of drought tolerant maize for Africa (DTMA) in Kenya
(KARI; CIMMYT, 2009)
While maize is the most important agricultural commodity in Kenya, its production often falls below requirements whenever there is drought. The main aim of the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) project is to address ...
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 ...