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The farming systems of the Texizapan watershed, Sierra de Santa Marta, Veracruz, Mexico
The main farming systems of the Texizapan watershed in southern Veracruz, Mexico (200-1,640 meters above sea level) were characterized through a formal survey in 1995. Farm-level data included an inventory of resources ...
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 ...
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 ...
Climate change impacts and potential benefits of heat-tolerant maize in South Asia
(Springer Verlag, 2016)
Maize is grown by millions of smallholder farmers in South Asia (SA) under diverse environments. The crop is grown in different seasons in a year with varying exposure to weather extremes, including high temperatures at ...
Maize stover use and sustainable crop production in mixed crop-livestock systems in Mexico
Mixed crop-livestock farming systems prevail in Mexico - typically rain-fed and smallholder systems based on maize and ruminants and spanning diverse agro-ecologies. Maize grain is the key Mexican staple produced for home ...
Political and economic features of the maize seed industry in southern Africa
The seed industry in southern Africa (Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe) has three important features: first, dominance of the government as buyer and distributor of seed; second, a high market share and power ...
Seeding Eastern Africa’s maize revolution in the post-structural adjustment era: a review and comparative analysis of the formal maize seed sector
(Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2018)
Improved maize seed is instrumental to deliver an Asian-style ‘green revolution’ for Africa. The paper reviews and makes a comparative analysis of the maize (corn) seed sector and its evolution in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda ...
The evolving maize sector in Asia: Challenges and opportunities
Asia's maize (Zea mays L.) sector has shown rapid growth during the last few decades. This article reviews the evolving maize sector in Asia, focusing on the eight main maize-producing countries: China, India, Indonesia, ...