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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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Date added: 02/20/2012
Date modified: 02/20/2012
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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 the Dry Savanna of Nigeria Characterization of Maize Producing Households in the Dry Savanna of Nigeria

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Date added: 06/16/2011
Date modified: 06/16/2011
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Based on the need to understand how and when DTM is used by farmers, the number of users over time, the provision of information for policy reform, as well as the need to measure impact, a formal household survey of resource-poor farmers was conducted during the 2005–2006 production periods. The survey was targeted at major maize producing areas that were frequently at drought risk. The general objective of the household survey was to collect baseline data on farm households and use them to construct indicators for measuring changes in the adoption of improved maize varieties and the impact on adopting households in selected locations.

Regional Maize Trials in West Africa Regional Maize Trials in West Africa

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Date added: 12/08/2009
Date modified: 01/27/2010
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The DTMA project uses multi-location trials for identification of drought tolerant varieties and hybrids adaptated to a particular agro-ecological zone. This report provides information on trial results included in farmer on-farm trials and demonstrations.

Characterization of Maize Producing Households in Bakala and Mangochi Districts in Malawi Characterization of Maize Producing Households in Bakala and Mangochi Districts in Malawi

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Date added: 10/18/2011
Date modified: 10/18/2011
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Country Report — Malawi. Nairobi: CIMMYT.

This report is presented without a thorough peer review with the main purpose of making data and information rapidly available to research teams and partners in the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) project and for use in developing future, peer-reviewed publications. Readers are invited to send comments directly to the corresponding author(s). The views expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect opinions of CSIR/SARI, IITA, other partners, and/or donors.

Improving maize seed marketing in eastern and southern Africa Improving maize seed marketing in eastern and southern Africa

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Date added: 11/06/2009
Date modified: 01/22/2010
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Improved seed varieties can drastically help improve the food security and livelihoods of small-scale farm families. However, an unreliable seed deployment system in eastern and southern Africa (ESA) prevents many farmers from accessing these benefits. According to a 2007 study conducted among 117 seed providers in 10 African countries in eastern and southern Africa (ESA), low seed sales stem from a faulty extension system, poor infrastructure, and a lack of farmers’ adoption of new seed varieties. This policy brief outlines the obstacles to effective seed marketing and provides a way forward. For further information, contact Augustine Langyintuo at alangyintuo@agra-alliance.org.
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