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Irrigated wheat in North West Frontier Province: A synthesis of On-farm research results 1983-86
(CIMMYT; PARC, 1990)
This paper presents the data obtained from on-farm experiments on tillage, variety, weed control, and fertilizer in the irrigated areas of Mardan, Peshawar, and Swat Districts of NWFP. More emphasis is given to Mardan ...
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 ...
The contribution of genetic resources and diversity to wheat productivity: a case from the Punjab of Pakistan
This study makes use of data on wheat production in the Punjab of Pakistan from 1979 to 1985 to 1) examine patterns of varietal diversity in farmers' fields both at the regional and district levels and 2) identify how and ...
Chimanga cha makolo, hybrids and composites: farmers' adoption of maize technology in Malawi, 1989-90
During the 1989-90 and 1990-91 cropping seasons, researchers from CIMMYT and the Evaluation Units of the Malawian Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) collected data to profile farmers' adoption behavior and varietal choices, and ...
Cereal grain policy analysis in the national agricultural research systems of Eastern and Southern Africa
(SADC; ICRISAT; CIMMYT, 1993)
In 1990, economists of the Southern Africa Development Community/International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (SADC/ICRISAT) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) launched a ...
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 ...
Sources of productivity growth in wheat: A review of recent performance and medium-to long-term prospects
Sources of yield growth in wheat are investigated based on a stylized framework of technical change. Evidence suggests that the relative contribution of input intensification to yield growth has diminished in recent years ...
Cereal crop productivity in developing countries: past trends and future prospects
This paper synthesizes the evidence on cereal crop poductivity in developing countries over the past 30 years and looks at future prospects for productivity in growth. For more than three decades we have witnessed the ...
Diagnosing research priorities for higher-altitude maize-based farming systems in Swat
(CIMMYT; PARC, 1990)
During 1987, a diagnostic survery was conducted in the higher-altitude farming systems of Swat. This followed a field-specific crop-cut survey of maize fields in the same farming systems in 1985. These surveys were designed ...
World maize facts and trends 1997/98: maize production in drought-stressed environments: technical options and research resource allocation
This publication, through its focus on maize production in drought stressed areas of developing countries, explores economic, research, and policy issues related to maize agriculture in marginal areas of the developing ...