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Diverse varieties and diverse markets: Scale-related maize "profitability crossover" in the central Mexican highlands
Discussions of maize agriculture in Mexico often treat 'maize' as a uniform commodity, sold in a relatively homogeneous market, and for which there is a single, 'economically rational' production strategy. Based on qualitative ...
Agricultural extension, collective action and innovation systems: Lessons on network brokering from Peru and Mexico
Purpose: New approaches to extension service delivery are needed that stimulate increased agricultural production, contribute to collective action and which also foster the emergence of agricultural innovation systems. ...
Planting hybrids, keeping landraces: Agricultural modernization and tradition among small-scale maize farmers in Chiapas, Mexico
This paper examines how agricultural modernization and tradition interact among small-scale commercially-oriented maize farmers by studying shifts in area and number of farmers planting hybrids and landraces. Results show ...
Maize diversity and gender: research from Mexico
In the future, more food will be needed to feed a growing world population. Highyielding crop varieties will play a key role in meeting this challenge. This article draws on research undertaken by the International Maize ...
Integration of environmental, agronomic, and economic aspects of fertilizer management
Nitrogen fertilization is a substantial source of nitrogen-containing trace gases that have both regional and global consequences, In the intensive wheat systems of Mexico, typical fertilization practices lead to extremely ...
The dinamics of farmers' maize seed supply practices in the central valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico
What are the organizing principles that underlie and help shape farmers’ seed supply practices in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca? And what are the implications of these practices for maize genetic diversity and the ...