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Chimanga cha makolo, hybrids, and composites: an analysis of farmers' adoption of maize technology in Malawi, 1989-91
This paper profiles farmers' adoption behavior and varietal choices with respect to local and improved maize technologies (variety, fertilizer application, and other agronomic practices) in three agroeconomic zones of ...
Rainfed maize production in Mexico: trends, constraints, and technological and institutional challenges for researchers
This paper reviews trends in rainfed maize production in Mexico over the past several decades, and the experience of lNIFAP/ CIMMYT/ CIRAD on-farm research (OFR) in Mexico's lowland tropics, to evaluate the prospects for ...
Dryland wheat in India: the impact of technical change and future research challenges
This study focuses on the dryland wheat areas of central and southern India (over half of India's total rainfed wheat area), where wheat is produced on deep vertisols in a fallow wheat system depending heavily on the ...
Wheat supply in Kenya: production technologies, sources of inefficiency, and potential for productivity growth
Kenya is projected to remain a net importer of wheat to the end of this century. To reduce the growing dependence on imports, the government has proposed measures to stimulate domestic production and curb wheat consumption. ...
Meeting South Asia's future food requirements from rice-wheat cropping systems: priority issues facing researchers in the post-green revolution era
The importance of rice-wheat cropping systems in meeting present and future food needs in South Asia is reviewed. Evidence from a number of factor productivity studies, which analyze yield trends after adjusting for changes ...
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 ...
Adoption of recommended maize technologies in Mbeya Region of the Southern highlands of Tanzania
This study was undertaken in order to document the level and rate of adoption of improved maize technologies in Mbeya region in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. The study had the following objectives: to investigate the ...
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 ...
Land prices, land rents, and technological change: evidence from Pakistan
The relationship between technological change and land values is investigated for both rainfed and irrigated areas of Pakistan's most important wheat producing province, the Punjab. An attempt is made to link regional ...
La producción de maíz de temporal en México: tendencias, restricciones y retos tecnológicos e institucionales para los investigadores
Este documento examina las tendencias de la producción de maíz de temporal en México en los últimos decenios y la experiencia del INIFAP / OMMYT/ ORAD en la investigación en fincas (IEF) en las tierras bajas tropicales de ...