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Maize revolutions in Sub-Saharan Africa

Smale, Melinda et al. [2011-05-01]

There have been numerous episodes of widespread adoption of improved seed and long-term achievements in the development of the maize seed industry in Sub-Saharan Africa. This summary takes a circumspect view of technical change in maize production. Adoption of improved seed has continued to rise gradually, now representing an estimated 44 percent of maize area in Eastern and Southern Af ...

SUBJECT: logistics; poor farmers; urban consumers; cereal production; agricultural extension

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K Aihou et al., 'Restoration of terre de barre fertility using pigeonpea grown in rotation or intercropping with maize in the derived savanna of Benin', Bulletin de la Recherche Agronomique du Bénin, 2014

SUBJECT: nitrogen fertilizers; cowpeas; cultivo intercalado; fertility; cajanus cajan

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W. Mupangwa, S. Twomlow, S. Walker, 'Reduced tillage, mulching and rotational effects on maize (Zea mays L.), cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (Walp) L.) and sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. (Moench)) yields under semi-arid conditions', Field Crops Research, vol. 132, pp.139-148, Elsevier BV, 2012

SUBJECT: sorghum; methods; soil; distribution; tillage

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Maize is divided into two types based on the starch composition of the endosperm in the seed, normal maize(or non-waxy maize) and waxy maize. In this study, genetic diversity and population structure were investigated among 80 waxy maize and normal inbred lines(40 waxy maize inbred lines and 40 normal maize inbred lines) using 50 SSR markers. A total of 242 alleles were identified at all the l ...

SUBJECT: waxy and normal maize inbred; estructura de la poblacion; population structure; genetic diversity; ssr marker

POSTED TO: Korean Journal of Breeding Science [0250-3360]

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This book includes the extended summaries of the scientific presentations made during the 12th Asian Maize Conference and Expert Consultation on �??Maize for Food, Feed, Nutrition and Environmental Security�?� held at Bangkok, Thailand (October 30 �?? November 1, 2014). The Conference was co-organized by the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), International ...

SUBJECT: reports; biotechnology; gender; seed; production

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Many farmers in central Mozambique intercrop maize with grain legumes as a means to improve food security and income. The objective of this study was to understand the farming system, and to evaluate the suitability of maize-legume intercropping to alleviate the biophysical and socio-economic constraints faced by smallholder farmers in Ruaca and Vunduzi villages, central Mozambique. To achieve ...

SUBJECT: mozambique;; securite alimentaire; pennisetum glaucum; extensification; rendement des cultures

POSTED TO: Field crops research

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Maize is the most important staple food in the Eastern Africa region and the most widely traded agricultural commodity. Therefore, the performance of grain markets has a significant impact on people's welfare, particularly the poor, and is critical to inducing pro-poor growth in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, i.e. the countries under review in this report. Marketing costs at the borders w ...

SUBJECT: trip; labor markets; variable costs; price policies; urban consumers

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In peasant subsistence agriculture use of appropriate cropping systems enable the farmers to use natural resources efficiently. Lack of appropriate cropping systems to suit maize production was identified as one of the major production constraints in the semi-arid areas of Ethiopia. To alleviate this problem the possibility of intercropping, relay cropping or alley cropping of maize with effic ...

SUBJECT: ethiopie; etiopia; systeme de culture; sistemas de cultivo; aridoculture

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An experiment was conducted on four smallholder farms and on-station in the sub-humid zone of northeast Zimbabwe for 12 years to assess how the rotation of groundnut with NPK-fertilized and unfertilized maize affected the productivity and sustainability of this common smallholder cropping system. At the sandy-soil Domboshava station, maize grain yield declined over 12 years of continuous maize ...

SUBJECT: groundnut; on-farm research; longer-term; soil infertility; crop rotation

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Maize is the second most important crop in Asia. China is the biggest maize producer and consumer ofmaize in Asia. Maize is the second most important crop in China and the demand for its domestic consumption is very high; therefore China is the biggest importer of maize in Asia. There is a veryhuge investment opportunity in China for maize R&D and its expansion to reduce the import dependency ...

SUBJECT: area; poultry; imports; production; corn

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