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Crops that feed the world 6. Past successes and future challenges to the role played by maize in global food security
(Springer Verlag, 2011)
Maize is one of the most important food crops in the world and, together with rice and wheat, provides at least 30% of the food calories to more than 4.5 billion people in 94 developing countries. In parts of Africa and ...
Sample size under inverse negative binomial group testing for accuracy in parameter estimation
(Public Library of Science, 2012)
Background. The group testing method has been proposed for the detection and estimation of genetically modified plants (adventitious presence of unwanted transgenic plants, AP). For binary response variables (presence or ...
Re-orienting participatory plant breeding for wider impact
(Academic Journals, 2012)
This paper concerns the need to re-conceptualise participatory crop improvement in order to explore new ways of making the outcomes of scientific plant breeding and knowledge production more effective, accessible and ...
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CIMMYT’s work focuses on reducing poverty and hunger by sustainably increasing the productivity of maize- and wheat-based farming systems. Of the poor who depend on maize and wheat for their livelihoods and food security, ...
Linking agricultural research with the agribusiness community from a pro-poor perspective: the importance of human capital development
Improved crop varieties are a key output of agricultural research and have contributed to significant increases in agricultural production and productivity However, the benefits from advances in plant breeding have often ...