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Technical change in maize production: a global perspective

Author: Byerlee, D.
Author: Lopez Pereira, M.A.
Year: 1994
ISSN: 0258-8587
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10883/923
Abstract: 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 impacts of the new biotechnologies and the increasing emphasis on resource-conserving technologies are also discussed with respect to prospects for technological progress in maize production in developing countries. Finally, strategic decisions that must be made by national agricultural research systems in developing countries are reviewed, especially decisions related to the relative emphasis to give to development of improved open-pollinated or hybrid maize varieties; the participation of the public and private sectors in research to achieve technological progress in maize production; and the types of farmers on which the public research system should focus its efforts.
Format: PDF
Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
Serie: CIMMYT Economics Working Paper
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Type: Book
Region: Global
Place of Publication: Mexico
Pages: vi, 31 pages
Serie Number: 94-2
Agrovoc: ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
Agrovoc: CROP PRODUCTION
Agrovoc: SMALL FARMS
Agrovoc: ZEA MAYS
Agrovoc: FARMING SYSTEMS
Agrovoc: ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
Agrovoc: CROP PRODUCTION
Agrovoc: SMALL FARMS
Agrovoc: ZEA MAYS
Agrovoc: FARMING SYSTEMS


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  • Maize
    Maize breeding, phytopathology, entomology, physiology, quality, and biotech
  • Socioeconomics
    Including topics such as farming systems, markets, impact & targeting, innovations, and GIS

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