12th Asian Maize Conference and Expert Consultation on maize for food, feed, nutrition and environmental security; Bangkok (Thailand), 30-1 Oct-Nov 2014 : proceedings

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9974312th Asian Maize Conference and Expert Consultation on maize for food, feed, nutrition and environmental security; Bangkok (Thailand), 30-1 Oct-Nov 2014 : proceedings. 2015. Paroda, R.; Prasanna, B.M.; Dasgupta, B.M.S.; Jat, M.L. (eds.). Bangkok (Thailand): APAARI / CIMMYT / FAO / Thailand Department of AGriculture xvii, 81 p.

Maize is a major food, feed and industrial crop and offers immense opportunities for attaining nutritional security in the developing countries of Asia. In fact, annual production growth rate in maize had been higher in Asia compared to global average, reflecting thereby tremendous potential for future upscaling and outscaling of innovations to have greater impact on livelihoods of smallholder farmers. The demand for maize is also expected to double by 2050. On the contrary, the maize production and productivity are severely constrained by an array of factors which need to be addressed urgently. For sustainable increase in yields and stabilizing prices, concerted efforts are required at the policy level to create enabling environment for long-term AR4D investments. The growing needs of the poultry and swine piggery sectors (especially in Southeast Asia and China), the expansion of maize seed industry, and the increasing interest of the consumers in nutritionally enriched and specialty maize products, require greater attention from both research and development viewpoints. Also, the CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Maize “Global Alliance for Improving Food Security and the Livelihoods of the Resource-Poor in the Developing World” offers opportunities to catalyze stakeholder initiatives in the region to scale-out innovations in maize-based systems by building new public-private partnerships (PPPs).

Compendium of deliverables of the conservation agriculture course 2014

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Compendium of deliverables of the conservation agriculture course 2014. 2014. Verhulst, N.; Mulvaney, M.J.; Cox, R.; Van Loon, J.; Nichols, V. (eds.). Mexico, DF (Mexico): CIMMYT iv, 43 p.

99448.pdfThis book is the result of the hard work of 5 CIMMYT trainees who work on sustainable practices in India, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe, and participated in the 2014 visiting scientist program “Conservation agriculture: Laying the groundwork for sustainable and productive cropping systems”. Over 5 weeks the scientists received an intense training program that combined mentoring and problem solving approaches. They actively participated in the ongoing cropping systems management activities of CIMMYT’s Global Conservation Agriculture Program, Latin-America, at the experimental stations near Mexico City at El Batán and Toluca, and in nearby farmers? fields. Emphasis was given to conservation agriculturebased technologies for both irrigated and rainfed conditions: reduced tillage, using alternative crop residue management strategies and crop rotation.Wheat and maize were the main crops under study.

CIMMYT Annual Report 2013: Agricultural research for development to improve food and nutritional security

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CIMMYT Annual Report 2013: Agricultural research for development to improve food and nutritional security. 2014. CIMMYT, Int.. : 136 p.. Mexico, DF (Mexico). CIMMYT. Series: CIMMYT Annual Report

99444.pdfThrough research, development, training and capacity building, CIMMYT works with partners to sustainably increase the productivity of maize- and wheat-based cropping systems. Focused on improving food and nutritional security and improving livelihoods in the developing world, CIMMYT is a member of CGIAR and leads the MAIZE and WHEAT CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs)..

 

Profitable and sustainable nutrient management systems for East and Southern African smallholder farming systems: challenges and opportunities: a synthesis of the Eastern and Southern Africa situation in terms of past experiences, present and future opportunities in promoting nutrients use in Africa

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Profitable and sustainable nutrient management systems for East and Southern African smallholder farming systems: challenges and opportunities: a synthesis of the Eastern and Southern Africa situation in terms of past experiences, present and future opportunities in promoting nutrients use in Africa. 2013Sommer, r.Bossio, D.;Desta, L.Dimes, J.Kihara, J.Koala, S.Mango, N.Rodriguez, D.Thierfelder, C.Winowiecki, L. Cali (Colombia)CIAT / The University of Queensland / QAAFI / CIMMYT 91 p. 

99011The aim of this project was to conduct a scoping study for a profitable and sustainable Nutrient Management System for Eastern and Southern African farming systems, with particular reference to conservation agriculture in SIMLESA (Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa) research sites, and including stakeholder workshops on ?Market-smart interventions to facilitate the availability, access and use of nutrients by smallholders in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Rastrojos: manejo, uso y mercado en el Centro y Sur de Mexico

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Rastrojos: manejo, uso y mercado en el Centro y Sur de Mexico2013Velez Izquierdo, A.Guevara Hernandez, F.Gomez Castro, H.Ovando Cruz, J.Hellin, J.Espinosa Garcia, J.A.Sonder, K.Rodriguez Larramendi, L.A.Reyes Muro, L.Fonseca Flores, M.Ocaña Grajales, M.Borja Bravo, M.Pinto Ruiz, R.Camacho, C.Beuchelt, T.D.Hernandez Rodriguez, M. 1. ed.Aguascalientes, Ags. (Mexico)INIFAP / SAGARPA / CIMMYT / Centro de Investigacion Regional Norte Centro vii, 242 p. Series: Libro Tecnico. No. 7 

99007Los residuos de cosecha, también conocidos como rastrojos, desempeñan un papel preponderante en los sistemas agrícolas y pecuarios, y han sido estudiados desde diferentes perspectivas temáticas y metodológicas a nivel mundial.

Nitrogen use efficiency and optimization of nitrogen fertilization in conservation agriculture

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Nitrogen use efficiency and optimization of nitrogen fertilization in conservation agriculture2014Verhulst, N.;Francois, I.M.Grahmann, K.Cox, R.Govaerts, B. Mexico, DF (Mexico)CIMMYT ii, 6 p. 

98924This is didactic material developed by CIMMYT’s Mexico-based  Conservation Agriculture Program.

Infiltration: A practical guide for comparing crop management practices

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Infiltration: A practical guide for comparing crop management practices2013Verhulst, N.Cox, R.;Govaerts, B. Mexico, DF (Mexico)CIMMYT 8 p. 

98367This material was developed under the CGIAR Research Program on Climate  Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and partly funded by ‘Desarrollo sustentable con el productor’, part of ‘Modernización Sustentable  de la Agricultura Tradicional’, supported by SAGARPA.

Soil aggregate stability by wet sieving: A practical guide for comparing crop management practices

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Soil aggregate stability by wet sieving: A practical guide for comparing crop management practices2013Verhulst, N.Cox, R.Govaerts, B. Mexico, DF (Mexico)CIMMYT 7 p. 

98401This material was developed under the CGIAR Research Program on Climate  Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and partly funded by ‘Desarrollo sustentable con el productor’, part of ‘Modernización Sustentable  de la Agricultura Tradicional’, supported by SAGARPA.

Soil aggregate distribution by dry sieving: A practical guide for comparing crop management practices

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Soil aggregate distribution by dry sieving: A practical guide for comparing crop management practices. 2013Verhulst, N.Cox, R.Govaerts, B. Mexico, DF (Mexico)CIMMYT 4 p. 

98395This material was developed under the CGIAR Research Program on Climate  Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and partly funded by ‘Desarrollo sustentable con el productor’, part of ‘Modernización Sustentable  de la Agricultura Tradicional’, supported by SAGARPA.

Yield and yield components: A practical guide for comparing crop management practices

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Yield and yield components: A practical guide for comparing crop management practices. 2013Verhulst, N.Cox, R.Govaerts, B. Mexico, DF (Mexico)CIMMYT 23 p. 

98391This material was developed under the CGIAR Research Program on Climate  Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and partly funded by ‘Desarrollo sustentable con el productor’, part of ‘Modernización Sustentable  de la Agricultura Tradicional’, supported by SAGARPA.