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Maize research in the public sector and the expectations from the private and international institutions

By: Singh, N.N | Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT), Mexico, DF (Mexico) | 7, Proceedings of the Asian Regional Maize Workshop Los Baños (Philippines) 23-27 Feb 1998.
Contributor(s): Vasal, S.K.|Gonzalez Ceniceros, F.|XiongMing, F.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookAnalytics: Show analyticsPublisher: Los Baños, Laguna (Philippines) PCARRD : 2000Description: p. 70-77.Subject(s): India | Maize | Policies | Public sector | Research projects | Seed production | Research institutions AGROVOC | Hybrids AGROVOC | Agricultural research AGROVOCSummary: In the early phase of independent India the agricultural research was under the control of public organizations to be more specific under Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The coordinated efforts on maize research in India were initiated in 1957, the emphasis was laid on the develolpment of maize hybrids and subsequently on composite/synthetics. The concerted efforts paid dividend which became evident by the quantum jump in total production. The private seed organizations initially utilized the public bred hybrids/varieties in their production and marketing programmes. However, the situation changed in subsequent years and the elite private seed companies started their own research and development activities. The new seed policy was implemented in 1989 and many multinational seed companies started operation in India. ICAR further liberalized the seed policy and the breeders seed was made available to MNC's and other agencies. However, the private organization concentrated their activity for the favourable environments only. The time has come that they should think for less favourable environments too. The Directorate of Maize Research is providing its full support by way of making available the newly introduced and available germplasm for various traits. The both public and private sectors are working in a very harmonious environment to increase maize production in the country .Collection: CIMMYT Publications Collection
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In the early phase of independent India the agricultural research was under the control of public organizations to be more specific under Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The coordinated efforts on maize research in India were initiated in 1957, the emphasis was laid on the develolpment of maize hybrids and subsequently on composite/synthetics. The concerted efforts paid dividend which became evident by the quantum jump in total production. The private seed organizations initially utilized the public bred hybrids/varieties in their production and marketing programmes. However, the situation changed in subsequent years and the elite private seed companies started their own research and development activities. The new seed policy was implemented in 1989 and many multinational seed companies started operation in India. ICAR further liberalized the seed policy and the breeders seed was made available to MNC's and other agencies. However, the private organization concentrated their activity for the favourable environments only. The time has come that they should think for less favourable environments too. The Directorate of Maize Research is providing its full support by way of making available the newly introduced and available germplasm for various traits. The both public and private sectors are working in a very harmonious environment to increase maize production in the country .

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