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DTMA Annual Highlights 2009 DTMA Annual Highlights 2009

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Date added: 01/15/2010
Date modified: 02/04/2010
Filesize: 3.55 MB
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The DTMA Highlights provide an overview of the key project events over the past year.

Improving efficiency of maize seed production in eastern and southern Africa Improving efficiency of maize seed production in eastern and southern Africa

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Date added: 11/05/2009
Date modified: 01/22/2010
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There is simply not enough seed in eastern and southern Africa. In this brief, a seed sector survey carried out in 2007 in sub-Saharan Africa explores the barriers to seed production as well as possible strategies in overcoming them and increasing regional seed company productivity. A concise view of the current seed production constraints is given, along with the envisaged solutions to productivity constraints. For further information, contact Augustine Langyintuo at alangyintuo@agra-alliance.org.

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
Date modified: 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.

DTMA Annual Highlights 2008 DTMA Annual Highlights 2008

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Date added: 02/13/2009
Date modified: 01/27/2010
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A report of the highlights and key events of 2008.

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
Date modified: 02/10/2012
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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

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