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Continuous economic analysis of crop response to fertilizer in on-farm research
This paper proposes a method for building general models based on continuous analysis of data from on-farm research (OFR) in order to derive recommendations for farmers. The data requirements are not excessive for practitioners ...
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 ...
The economics of quality protein maize as an animal feed: case studies of Brazil and El Salvador
This study examines the potential of quality protein maize (QPM) as an animal feed ingredient in Brazil and EI Salvador. The minimum ingredient cost of pig and chicken feed with and without QPM and the optimal level of the ...
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 ...
Twenty-five years of research on women farmers in Africa: lessons and implications for agricultural research institutions -- With an annotated bibliography
Based on an extensive review of the literature on women farmers in Africa, this paper explores the potential reasons why women farmers have not adopted improved maize technologies and discusses the implications for ...
Impacts of international maize breeding research in the developing world, 1966-1990
The impacts of maize breeding research for non-temperate environments in the developing world by national agricultural research systems (NARSs) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) over 1966-90 ...
Maize research, development, and seed production in India: contributions of the public and private sectors
This paper assesses the relative strengths and weaknesses of India's public and private maize seed industries and examines future options for maize seed industry policies. By 1992, nearly as many maize researchers worked ...
Technical change in maize production: a global perspective
The stages of technological change in maize production in commercial and small-scale semisubsistence systems are discussed and variation in the use of improved varieties/hybrids and adoption of associated inputs are noted. ...
The CIMMYT Economics Program
CIMMYT economists ask and answer fundamental questions about CIMMYT’s maize and wheat research: Do our research products help people? How do they help them? Can we design research products that are better at meeting farmers’ ...
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 ...