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Adoption of interrelated sustainable agricultural practices in smallholder systems: Evidence from rural Tanzania
Soil fertility depletion is considered one of the main biophysical limiting factors for increasing per capita food production for smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. The adoption and diffusion of sustainable ...
Climate change and food security in the developing world: Potential of maize and wheat research to expand options for adaptation and mitigation
Maize and wheat are two of the most important food crops worldwide. Together with rice, they provide 30% of the food calories to 4.5 billion people in almost 100 developing countries. Predictions suggest that climate change ...
An appraisal of farmer variety selection in drought prone areas and its implication to breeding for drought tolerance
Maize production and productivity among small scale farmers of southern Africa is limited mainly by drought and low soil fertility. This study aimed at assessing how farmers prioritize selection of varieties for planting ...
Consumer preferences for maize products in urban Kenya
Background. New maize varieties have been biofortified with provitamin A, mainly â-carotene, which renders the grain yellow or orange. Unfortunately, many African consumers prefer white maize. The maize consumption patterns ...
Cloning and characterization of maize miRNAs involved in responses to nitrogen deficiency
Although recent studies indicated that miRNAs regulate plant adaptive responses to nutrient deprivation, the functional significance of miRNAs in adaptive responses to nitrogen (N) limitation remains to be explored. To ...
Strategies for strengthening and scaling up community-based seed production
(CIMMYT; FAO, 2006)
Técnicas eficientes para la crianza masiva e infestación de insectos, en la selección de las plantas hospedantes para resistencia al gusano de la mazorca del maíz o elotero, Heliothis zea
Este boletin, uno de una serie de tres, presenta las tecnicas desarrolladas en el CIMMYT que se han empleado en los ultimos seis anos en la crianza masiva eficiente y en la infestacion con el gusano elotero--Heliothis zea ...