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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 ...
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 ...
Maize diversity, market access, and poverty reduction in the Western Highlands of Guatemala
(International Mountain Society, 2017)
The western highlands of Guatemala lie within the area where maize was first domesticated, and maize remains central to farmers' livelihood security. Over 50% of the population in the region are in poverty, and over 48% ...
Productivity differences and food security: a metafrontier analysis of rain-fed maize farmers in MasAgro in Mexico
(AIMS Press, 2017)
Rain-fed maize production in Mexico includes approximately 6 million hectares which variation in productivity represents huge challenges to meeting the sustainable intensification goals of the Sustainable Modernization of ...
Crops that feed the world 6. Past successes and future challenges to the role played by maize in global food security
(Springer Verlag, 2011)
Maize is one of the most important food crops in the world and, together with rice and wheat, provides at least 30% of the food calories to more than 4.5 billion people in 94 developing countries. In parts of Africa and ...
Adapting maize production to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa
(Springer Verlag, 2013)
Given the accumulating evidence of climate change in sub-Saharan Africa, there is an urgent need to develop more climate resilient maize systems. Adaptation strategies to climate change in maize systems in sub-Saharan ...
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 ...
Climate change and food security in the developing world: Potential of maize and wheat research to expand options for adaptation and mitigation
Maize and wheat are two of the most important food crops worldwide. Together with rice, they provide 30% of the food calories to 4.5 billion people in almost 100 developing countries. Predictions suggest that climate change ...
Effectiveness of hermetic systems in controlling maize storage pests in Kenya
To protect their maize from pests such as the larger grain borer (Prostephanus truncatus), and from theft, farmers in Africa are abandoning traditional storage structures: they shell their maize earlier and tend to store ...
High-value agricultural products and poverty reduction: smallholder farmer access to maize markets
Staple commodities can be turned into high-value agricultural products (HVAPs) through a process of product differentiation. Using three high-value maize products as examples?sweet corn (Zea mays L.), baby corn, and green ...