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Characterization of Maize Production Sub-Systems in Mossourize and Sussungenga Districts, Mozambique Characterization of Maize Production Sub-Systems in Mossourize and Sussungenga Districts, Mozambique

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This report presents the findings of a household survey conducted in two districts (Sussundenga and Mossurize) in Mozambique to determine the local reality with regard to baseline indicators that could be used to measure the impact of the adoption of improved maize varieties in the country. Data was collected on household characteristics, livelihood strategies as well as income and expenditure, including strategies for coping with food shortages; livelihood shocks and adoption of improved maize varieties.

For further information please contact w.mwangi@cgiar.org

Regional Trials Report 2009- Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Trials Report 2009- Eastern and Southern Africa

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Date added: 02/09/2012
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This report gives results of the 2009 regional trials coordinated by CIMMYT in eastern and southern Africa. The trials evaluated elite pre-release and released maize germplasm supplied by CIMMYT, National Agricultural Research Programs, and private seed companies from the region. CIMMYT received the germplasm, grouped it according to vigor and maturity, and formed six replicated trials. These results are useful for National Agricultural Research Programs, private seed companies and seed distributing agencies.

For more information please contact Cosmos Magorokosho c.magorokosho@cgiar.org

Characterization of Maize Producing Households in Cacuaco and Lobito Municipalities of Angola Characterization of Maize Producing Households in Cacuaco and Lobito Municipalities of Angola

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The main objective of the household survey was to collect baseline data on farm households to
construct indicators to be used to measure the changes in the adoption of improved maize varieties
and its impact on adopting households. The specific objectives were to:

  • Identify farmer perceptions of and preferences for maize variety attributes;
  • Identify factors that influence the adoption of improved maize varieties;
  • Characterize maize production systems and gender mainstreaming; and
  • Assess farmer’s perceptions of risks and shocks and their coping strategies.

Characterization of Maize Producing Households in Manyoni and Chamwino Districts in Tanzania Characterization of Maize Producing Households in Manyoni and Chamwino Districts in Tanzania

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The main goal of this study is to characterize maize production, consumption and marketing systems at the household level and to analyze determinants and impacts of past adoption of improved maize varieties and the potential adoption of drought tolerant maize in selected locations. Specific objectives are to:

  • Identify farm level constraints hindering access to and uptake of technology.
  • Identify farmers’ perceptions of and preferences for maize variety attributes in relation to drought (e.g., yield increments; food security; reduction in hunger months and cash income).
  • Characterize maize production practices, farmer access to farm inputs, produce markets, extension, credit, NGOs services and gender mainstreaming.
  • Characterize household livelihood strategies, their perception of risks and threats, and coping strategies.

Characterization of Maize Producing Households in Drought Prone Regions of Eastern Africa Characterization of Maize Producing Households in Drought Prone Regions of Eastern Africa

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Date added: 03/06/2012
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Socio-economics Working Paper 1.

Agriculture in eastern Africa is predominantly rainfed and maize is a major food crop, primarily produced for home consumption and the market by small-scale family farms. The study characterized farm households in the drought prone maize growing areas of eastern Africa synthesizing data from parallel household surveys in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The study provides a comparative analysis of the farm households’ assets, livelihood strategies and crop management practices, with an emphasis on maize and maize seed. This illustrates how farmers in a similar agro-ecological environment but with different socio-economic and institutional settings have variously adapted to living with drought and how the inherent weather risk co-determines the livelihood portfolio, agricultural intensification incentives and system development pathways. The study thereby illustrates the challenges for agricultural intensification in such drought prone environments and the scope for drought tolerant maize varieties and explores the research and development implications.

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