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Adoption, management, and impact of hybrid maize seed in India
This paper presents results of a 1995 survey of 864 maize-growing households in six states that account for more than 70% of India's maize area: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. ...
Towards reduced pesticide use for cereal crops in Asia
Several opportunities are available for dramatically reducing the use of agrochemicals in Asia cereal crop production. The first selection of this paper summarizes past trends and future prospects for pesticide use in Asia ...
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 ...
Can everybody be well fed by 2020 without damaging natural resources?
Failure to assure sustainable food security will foster the very conditions that will further destabilize and polarize the world in the years to come, with tremendous consequences for all people. This lecture discusses six ...
Are productivity enhancing, resource conserving technologies a viable "Win-win" approach in the tropics? The case of conservation tillage in Mexico
This paper summarizes factors affecting the agricultural and environmental potential of conservation tillage in maize-based farming systems in Mexico. The author begins by describing some of the implications of soil ...
(CIMMYT; Economics Program, 1997)
Since its 1993 review, the CIMMYI Economics Program has gone through a major transformation in its research program, staffing, linkages with other CIMMYI programs, and linkages with CIMMYT outreach programs. The Program ...