Now showing items 1-10 of 32
The maize seed industries of Brazil and Mexico : past performance, current issues and future prospects
This paper describes results of a study of the main factors affecting the development of the maize seed industries in Brazil and Mexico (and, by extension, other developing countries). The authors develop a framework that ...
Farmers' use of improved seed selection practices in Mexican maize : evidence and issues from the Sierra de Santa Marta
The principal advantage of in situ conservation is that it allows adaptive evolutionary processes to continue in the species that are being conserved. For a cultivated crop species, in situ conservation involves farmers' ...
Intensifying maize-based cropping systems in the Sierra de Santa Marta, Veracruz
This paper focuses on intensifying maize-based cropping systems in the Sierra de Santa Marta Region of Veracruz, Mexico. Following a description of the study area, the paper examines the historical forces that have shaped ...
Examining the role of collective action in an informal seed system: A case study from the central valley of Oaxaca, Mexico
This paper explores social arrangements associated with seed transactions among small-scale maize farmers in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico, where no formal seed supply system exists. We test the hypothesis that ...
Factors explaining the diffusion of hybrid maize in Latin America and the Caribbean region
If future demand for maize in Latin America and the Caribbean region (LAC) is to be met from local sources, domestic production must continue to increase. Because further expansion in the area planted to maize is precluded ...