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Challenges of the maize seed industry in eastern and southern Africa : A compelling case for private-public intervention to promote growth
Following the liberalization and restructuring of the seed sector, the maize seed industry in eastern and southern Africa has witnessed a proliferation of private seed companies. Whereas the total number of registered maize ...
Low use of fertilizers and low productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa
Up to the year 2000 and beyond, the population of SSA is expected to grow at a rate of more than 3% per year, while food production is likely to grow at a rate of 2% or less a year. Closing this gap and increasing food ...
Drivers of improved maize variety adoption in drought prone areas of Malawi
This study identifies the determinants of adoption and adoption-intensity of improved maize varieties in Malawi. We estimated a double hurdle model based on household-level survey data collected in the districts of Balaka ...