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Should energy be a product of 21st century agriculture in developing countries?
Recent policies fostering use of alternative, renewable energy sources in the industrialized world confront developing countries with diverse opportunities and challenges: how to integrate with potential biofuel markets, ...
Impacts of international maize breeding research in developing countries, 1966-98
This report, which updates and extends the findings of an earlier CIMMYT study published in 1994, documents the impacts of international maize breeding research in the developing world. Covering the period 1966-98, the ...
Directions in modeling wheat and maize for developing countries
In a workshop sponsored by the Natural Resources Group (NRG) of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), crop modelers, crop physiologists, and other scientists from around the world met at CIMMYT ...
Farmers' maize seed systems in Western Oromia, Ethiopia
(EARO; CIMMYT, 2001)
This study was initiated in western Shewa and eastern Wellega zones of Oromia Regional State to describe the seed system and assess the effectiveness of the seed testing and release mechanism; identify how farmers acquire ...
Maize breeding research in Eastern and Southern Africa: current status and impacts of past investments made by the public and private sectors, 1966-97
This report documents the impacts of international maize breeding research in eastern and southern Africa. It draws on inft)rmation from a comprehensive 1998/99 survey of public and private maize breeding and seed production ...
Changing priorities for international agricultural research
This paper examines the consequences of global changes for publicly supported agricultural research and its implication on research priorities of the CGIAR. The author asks whether the CGIAR has appropriately adjusted its ...
Adoption of improved wheat technologies in Adaba and Dodola Woredas of the Bale highlands, Ethiopia
(EARO; CIMMYT, 2000)
This study assessed farmers' current wheat management practices, determined the technical and socioeconomic factors affecting the adoption of wheat technologies, and drew implications for research, extension, and policy. ...
A comparative assessment of combine harvesting vis-a-vis conventional harvesting and threshing in Arsi Region, Ethiopia
(EARO; CIMMYT, 2000)
This study describes wheat harvesting and threshing technologies in Arsi Region. Southeastern Ethiopia. and assesses their profitability compared to that of alternative wheat harvesting technologies. Data were collected ...
The impact of conservation tillage on the productivity and stability of maize cropping systems: a case study in Western Mexico
This paper examines the economics of introducing conservation tillage into existing maize cropping systems in the state of Jalisco, in the western part of Mexico. A stochastic cost-benefit analysis (SCBA) of introducing ...
Adoption and impacts of zero-tillage in the rice-wheat zone of irrigated Punjab, Pakistan
(RWC; CIMMYT, 2007)
This study documents the adoption and impacts of zero-tillage (ZT) wheat in the rice wheat systems of Pakistan’s Punjab province primarily drawing on a detailed empirical survey of 458 rice-wheat farmers. Our random ...