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Choosing the right crop and variety

By: Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT), Mexico DF (Mexico) | Setimela, P.S.
Contributor(s): Mwala, M [coaut.] | Setimela, P.S.|Monyo, E.|Banziger, M [eds.] | Banziger, M [coaut.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookAnalytics: Show analyticsPublisher: Mexico, DF (Mexico) CIMMYT : 2004Description: p. 23-26.ISBN: 970-648-115-X.Subject(s): Crop husbandry | Seed production | Soil biology | Varieties | Food security | Agricultural research AGROVOCDDC classification: 338.1768 Summary: Over 300 varieties of several crops have been developed by plant breeders from seed companies, Intemational Agricultural Research Centers (IARCs) and the public sector. These varieties are registered in one or more countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Farmers may find it difficult to select an appropriate variety. The choice of a wrong crop or variety has many consequences, such as loss of yield, food security and profit. The choice of an improved but inappropriate variety also makes farmers lose confidence in improved varieties in general and this hampers technology adoption. It is therefore important that farmers are provided with inforrnation about varieties so that they can make a sound decision. This paper outlines important considerations in ensuring that farmers choose the right variety and points to the impact of that choice.Collection: CIMMYT Publications Collection
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Book CIMMYT Knowledge Center: John Woolston Library

Lic. Jose Juan Caballero Flores

 

CIMMYT Publications Collection 338.1768 SET (Browse shelf) 1 Available D630094
Book CIMMYT Knowledge Center: John Woolston Library

Lic. Jose Juan Caballero Flores

 

CIMMYT Publications Collection 338.1768 SET (Browse shelf) 2 Available D630095
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Over 300 varieties of several crops have been developed by plant breeders from seed companies, Intemational Agricultural Research Centers (IARCs) and the public sector. These varieties are registered in one or more countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Farmers may find it difficult to select an appropriate variety. The choice of a wrong crop or variety has many consequences, such as loss of yield, food security and profit. The choice of an improved but inappropriate variety also makes farmers lose confidence in improved varieties in general and this hampers technology adoption. It is therefore important that farmers are provided with inforrnation about varieties so that they can make a sound decision. This paper outlines important considerations in ensuring that farmers choose the right variety and points to the impact of that choice.

Global Maize Program|Research and Partnership Program

English

0501|AGRIS 0501|AL-Economins Program

Juan Carlos Mendieta

INT1888|INT2636

CIMMYT Publications Collection

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