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Geographic definition of risk area for maize production in West Africa: A socio-economic perspective

By: Manyong, V.M | Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT), Mexico DF (Mexico).
Contributor(s): Oyewole, B [coaut.] | Ransom, J.K.|Palmer, A.F.E.|Zambezi, B.T.|Mduruma, Z.O.|Waddington, S.R.|Pixley, K.V.|Jewell, D.C [eds.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookAnalytics: Show analyticsPublisher: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) CIMMYT : 1997ISBN: 92-9146-025-7.Subject(s): Africa | Data analysis | Geography | Plant population AGROVOC | Plant production | Socioeconomic development | CIMMYT | Zea mays AGROVOCDDC classification: 633.15 Summary: Data on five major pests for maize were collected in the maize-growing area of nine countries in West Africa. GIS software was used to identify physical and socio-economic factors that favour the build- up and economic incidence of pests on maize production. Differences in the length of the growing period, the relative endowment on capital, family labour and the intensity of land use were found to be critical factors for the economic incidence of pests, Elevation and soil factors did not show any large effects. Implications for technology development and targeting are discussed.Collection: CIMMYT Publications Collection
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Lic. Jose Juan Caballero Flores

 

CIMMYT Publications Collection 633.15 EAS No. 5 (Browse shelf) 1 Available 1E624172
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Data on five major pests for maize were collected in the maize-growing area of nine countries in West Africa. GIS software was used to identify physical and socio-economic factors that favour the build- up and economic incidence of pests on maize production. Differences in the length of the growing period, the relative endowment on capital, family labour and the intensity of land use were found to be critical factors for the economic incidence of pests, Elevation and soil factors did not show any large effects. Implications for technology development and targeting are discussed.

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9712|AGRIS 9702

Jose Juan Caballero

CIMMYT Publications Collection

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