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Farmers' taxonomies as a participatory diagnostic tool: soil fertility management in Chihota, Zimbabwe
Soil infertility is a major constraint to food production in the communal areas of Zimbabwe. Smalholders in the region recognize the problems of low soil fertility and have devised ways of coping with them. This study ...
Adoption and use of improved maize by small-scale farmers in Southeast Guatemala
This report is based on a study of the adoption and use of improved open-pollinated varieties and hybrids by small-scale farmers in the Department of Jutiapa, Guatemala. The majority of maize producers in Guatemala are ...
The private and public characteristics of maize land races and the area allocation decisions of farmers in a center of crop diversity
This study uses an approach derived from models of the private and public characteristics of goods to illustrate (1) the overriding importance of variety attributes in farmers' decisions to allocate area among varieties ...