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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 ...
Fertilizer in les Cayes, Haiti: addressing market imperfections with farm-based policy analysis
CIMMYT's methods for on-farm research (OFR) are now being implemented by many national programs, helping them to identify improved and appropriate technologies for target groups of farmers. These experiences have contributed ...
Sources of growth in wheat yields in Pakistan's Punjab, 1965-2000: is there a sustainability issue?
Wheat yields rose rapidly in the Punjab of Pakistan during the Green Revolution decade, 1966-76, but the rate of growth has been significantly slower in the decade that followed. Official statistics indicate that the yield ...
Adoption of maize and wheat technologies in Eastern Africa: a synthesis of the findings of 22 case studies
This paper synthesizes the findings of 22 micro-level studies on technology adoption carried out by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) with national agricultural research systems in Ethiopia, ...
Understanding farm level technology adoption: lessons learned from CIMMYT's micro surveys in Eastern Africa
Drawing on a series of technology adoption studies carried out by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in collaboration with national agricultural research systems in Eastern Africa during 1996-98, ...
Comparative advantage and policy incentives for wheat production in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe is unusual among SADCC countries in producing most of its own wheat. Between 1965 and 1975, rapid growth in wheat production transformed the nation from a net wheat importer to a net exporter. Although wheat ...
Economic losses from Karnal bunt of wheat in Mexico
There has been concern in Mexico in recent years about the impact of the disease Kamal bunt (KB) on the wheat industry; however, to date no comprehensive information has been available on the economic impact of the disease. ...
The rate and sequence of adoption of improved cereal technologies: the case of rainfed barley in the Mexican Altiplano
In efforts to understand the process of agricultural develoµtent, economists and other social scientists have invested substantial resources in literally hundreds of studies of the adoption of new agricultural technologies. ...
Institutional innovations in national agricultural research: on-farm research within IDIAP (Instituto de Investigacion Agropecuaria de Panama), Panama
This paper describes recent IDIAP experiences in implementing on-farm research methodologies. This first project, developed with CIMMYT's cooperation, is described in detail, with emphasis on links between diagnostic/experimental ...
Genetic change in farmer-recycled maize seed: a review of the evidence
This paper summarizes what is known about farm-level maize seed management practices and reviews the theoretical and empirical evidence regarding the relationship between farmers’ seed recycling practices and the genetic ...