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Impacts of drought-tolerant maize varieties on productivity, risk, and resource use: evidence from Uganda
Weather variability is an important source of production risk for rainfed agriculture in developing countries. This paper evaluates the impacts of the adoption of drought-tolerant maize varieties on average maize yield, ...
Potential benefits of drought and heat tolerance for adapting maize to climate change in tropical environments
Climate change and population growth pose great challenges to the food security of the millions of people who grow maize in the already fragile agricultural systems in tropical environments. There is an urgent need for ...
Economic impact of maize stem borer (Chilo partellus) attack on livelihood of maize farmers in Pakistan
(Asian Journal of Agriculture and Biology, 2019)
Maize is third important cereal in Pakistan after wheat and rice. The demand of maize is increasing due to poultry and other industries. However the maize crop is faced with number of challenges especially the attack of ...
Food security and agriculture in the Western Highlands of Guatemala
Food security is a major challenge in Guatemala, one of the poorest countries in the world. Food insecurity is concentrated in the Western Highlands of Guatemala (WHG) where indigenous communities have been the main victims ...
Women in the maize seed business in East and Southern Africa
The maize seed sector in East and Southern Africa is male-dominated. Most seed companies operating in the region are owned and run by men. Often, access to land and financial capital is a constraint for women who are keen ...
Gender-responsive approaches for enhancing the adoption of improved maize seed in Africa: a training manual for plant breeders and technicians
This training manual, written for maize breeders and technicians, explains the importance of gender in maize breeding in Africa, and provides practical guidelines on aspects of gender-responsive maize breeding. It does ...