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New wheat varieties and the small farmer
The distribution of the benefits of new agricultural technologies is the subject of continuing controversy, especially following the widespread adoption of new wheat and rice varieties in developing countries over the last ...
Insect resistant maize for Africa (IRMA) project
(KARI; CIMMYT, 2000)
The Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA) Project was publicly launched on March 3 2000 with the convening of a Stakeholders Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. About seventy six people, representing different stakeholder groups ...
Impactos del mejoramiento de maíz en América Latina: 1966-1997
Este informe documenta el número y los tipos de variedades e híbridos de maíz lanzados por los programas públicos de mejoramiento entre 1966 y 1997; describe las variedades e híbridos comercializados por organismos públicos ...
Issues regarding targeting and adoption of quality protein maize (QPM)
Improvements in the production characteristics of quality protein maize (QPM) are currently leading to its reintroduction in various areas of the world, both for human and animal consumption. Although the improved QPM ...
Creating an on-farm research program in Ecuador: the case of INIAP's production research program
This paper describes the use of collaborative on-farm research in the development of improved maize technology for representative farmers in an Andean region. Featured elements include a description of the research process, ...
Data collection, site selection and farmer participation in on-farm experimentation
This paper contains suggestions for improving data collection during on-farm experimentation. Besides providing agronomic data, the experimental phase of on-farm research can be a source of other valuable information. ...
Identifying appropriate germplasm for participatory breeding: an example from the central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico
Identifying the appropriate germplasm to be improved is a key component of any participatory breeding effort because of its implications for impacts on social welfare and genetic diversity. This paper describes a method ...
Farmer management of maize diversity in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico: CIMMYT INIFAP -- 1998 Baseline Socioeconomic Survey
Descriptive data from the sample survey of households in the study communities enable us to profile the characteristics of: (1) farm households; (2) the maize populations they grow, based on their own descriptors and the ...
Using economics to explain spatial diversity in a wheat crop: examples from Australia and China
Spatial diversity indicators may serve an important function for policymakers as they seek to manage crop genetic diversity and potential externalities associated with diffusion of some types of genetically improved crops. ...
Farmers' taxonomies as a participatory diagnostic tool: soil fertility management in Chihota, Zimbabwe
Soil infertility is a major constraint to food production in the communal areas of Zimbabwe. Smallholders in the region recognise the problems of low soil fertility and have devised ways of coping with them. This study ...