Maize research in Tanzania

proceedings of the First Tanzania National Maize Research Workshop held at Arusha, 6-9th June 1988 by Tanzania National Maize Research Workshop (1st 1988 Arusha, Tanzania)

Publisher: TARO in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Statement[editors, A.J. Moshi and J.K. Ransom ; sponsored by Tanzania Agricultural Research Organization (TARO) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT)].
ContributionsMoshi, Augustine., Ransom, J. K., Tanzania Agricultural Research Organisation., International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center.
LC ClassificationsSB191.M2 T18 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 253 p. :
Number of Pages253
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1075756M
ISBN 109976720157
LC Control Number93982116

Cereal Crops: Rice, Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Wheat Cereal Crops Prepared by: Maize is a major staple food crop grown in diverse agro-ecological zones and farming systems, This includes low funding of the national agricultural research and extension institutions, leading to ineffective technology development and diffusion File Size: 1MB. Get this from a library! What drives local food prices?: evidence from the Tanzanian maize market. [John Baffes; Varun Kshirsagar; Donald Mitchell; World Bank. Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Office. Office of the Chief Economist.] -- This study quantifies the relationship between Tanzanian and external maize markets while also accounting for domestic influences. The Portuguese firstly introduced maize production in Tanzania on Pemba Island in the 16th century, by 17th century maize production spread to other parts of Tanzania including the Tanzania mainland. Production of maize expanded until recent years, Tanzania is a leading country for maize production in . Smallholder Agriculture in East Africa: Trends, Constraints and Opportunities (1) Adeleke Salami, Abdul B. Kamara and Zuzana Brixiova _____ AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK GROUP Working Paper No. April (1) Adeleke Salami, Abdul B. Kamara, Zuzana Brixiova are Research Economist, Research Division Manager andFile Size: KB.

Research on genetically modified maize is being undertaken at Makutupora Agricultural Research Institute in Dodoma. The maize research started in under the Water Efficient Maize for Africa. The first one is where the consumers bring with maize grains for grinding, the mill owner charges at a definite rate either in terms of money or a part of grinded grains (the rate is usually decided on per kg basis). Most of small maize mills (capacity less than 1, Kgs/day) are involved in such practices only. Research was conducted from February to May, for socioeconomic assessment on maize production and adoption of open pollinated improved maize varieties in Dang district of Nepal. Altogether, samples were taken by simple random sampling from the major maize growing areas and relevant publications were reviewed. Tanzania (tăn´zənē´ə, –zăn´ēə, Swahili tänzänē´ä), officially United Republic of Tanzania, republic ( est. pop. 51,,), , sq mi (, sq km), E Africa, formed in by the union of the republics of Tanganyika and a description of the island of Zanzibar, and its history until , see islands include Pemba and Mafia as well as.

Maize is the most important food crop in Tanzania, covering 45% of the cultivated area. Maize farmers have adopted many improved maize varieties but different studies have produced different estimates of adoption rates. A survey was, therefore, conducted in to estimate the area in improved maize seed, to collect opinions regarding maize recycling, constraints to production and strategies Cited by: Tanzania planted its first genetically modified maize research trials today under an initiative that is building a new model for advancing agricultural innovation through public-private partnerships. The confined field trial, a pre-cursor to commercialization, will demonstrate the effectiveness and safety of a drought-tolerant GM maize hybrid.   Manual For Maize Production 1. MANUAL FOR MAIZE PRODUCTIONByDennis Owusu Boateng (Technical Officer)Bunso Cocoa College (COCOBOD) 2. Introduction• Maize is a tropical grass that is well adapted to many climates and hence has wide-ranging maturities from 70 days to days.•. Improved highland Maize is a new and promising crop gradually becoming important in Ethiopian highlands. Its production is rapidly increasing where it has been a minor crop in the past. The empirical evidences on the determinants of agricultural technology adoption and their intensity of adoption are very limited. In this paper, determinants of adoption and intensity of adoption of improved Cited by: 2.

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Ina National Maize Research Program. Interviews identified that most small-scale maize farmers in central Uganda and in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania plant home-saved seed of landraces or Author: Ponniah Anandajayasekeram. In: Moshi AJ and Ransom JK (eds) Maize research in Tanzania proceedings of the first Tanzania National Maize Workshop, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, pp 2–10 Google Scholar Haefele SM, Wopereis MCS, Ndiaye MK, Barro SE, Ould IM () Internal nutrient efficiencies fertilizer recovery rates and indigenous nutrient supply of irrigated lowland rice Author: Consolatha J.

Gahanga, Justin K. Urassa. NEW YORK and TEXCOCO, Mexico — Working together to improve access to and availability of climate-resilient maize Maize research in Tanzania book in eastern Africa, the Clinton Foundation and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) are launching a partnership that will not only improve access by smallholder farmers to modern maize varieties but also aim to bolster food security in Malawi, Rwanda and Tanzania.

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F Randolph. Maize is the one of the most important food crops in Tanzania, it comprises 45% of the cultivated area. Though Tanzania is the largest producer of maize in East Africa, the country still faces lots of challenges of achieving full business potential. the origin of maize remains speculative and controversial as none of the theories is entirely satisfactory.

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Mpuga () conducted a research study in Uganda to investigate the factors which affect demand for agricultural credit. The findings of the study reveal that the demand. CGIAR Research Program on MAIZE» The CGIAR Research Program on maize (MAIZE CRP) is part of an international, collaborative effort to help double the productivity of maize-based farming systems, employing essentially the same land area while contending with climate change and rising costs of fertilizer, water, and labor.

This report analyse and reviews the maize value chain in Tanzania, with a special focus on the Southern Highlands.

There is a particular focus on the role of the private sector. lt is the Government of Tanzania’s policy to encourage private sector-led agricultural growth. This has guided public sectorFile Size: 1MB. Tanzania Journal of Agricultural Sciences () Vol.

14 No. 1, A Review of Maize, Rice, Tomato and Banana Research in Tanzania 3 seed companies that operate in the country. According to Lyimo () and Moshi et al. (), the most preferred are eight OPVs (Staha, Staha-St, Kilima, Kilima-St, Katumani, TMV-1,Cited by: 1.

A STUDY OF THE REGIONAL MAIZE MARKET AND MARKETING COSTS Decem Agriculture and Rural Development Unit (AFTAR) Sustainable Development Department Country Department 1, Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi Africa Region Document of the World Bank Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure AuthorizedFile Size: 3MB.

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• Tanzania has limited extension capacity to create enough awareness about improved maize technologies and production practices. Maize Research Program Rampur Chitwan Nepal on December, JMRD is dedicated to the rapid dissemination of high-quality original research and review articles on maize breeding, genetics, agronomy, entomology, pathology, post harvest, soil science, botany, physiology, conservation agriculture and climate change effect on maize, maize File Size: 7MB.

Maize is Tanzania’s most important cereal crop in terms of food security. The country’s maize production amounted to 6m t incompared to m t inrepresenting an increase of 28%. Tanzania consumes 90% of its maize production and exports the rest mainly to Kenya (80%), as well as Somalia, Burundi, South Sudan, Rwanda and Uganda.

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Of the three crops used in this study, maize is by far the most produced cereal in Tanzania, with a spike in production and harvested area in Prior to this year, maize production averaged around Mt, but rose to ∼4 Mt after Over the studied time period, maize yields fluctuate around an average of tons/ha.

For Sorghum Cited by: RESEARCHERS from Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute, Selian centre (TARI-Selian) have conducted a research on maize crop and come up with species that has high protein content suitable in. Agricultural Marketing and Supply Chain Management in Tanzania: A Case Study 1 INTRODUCTION Tanzania’s economy is heavily dependent on agricultural production.

In agriculture accounted for half of the country’s GDP, provided 51 percent of foreign exchange and employed 80 percent of the labour force (Agricultural Marketing Policy ).File Size: KB.

price for farmers. During the years when The United Republic of Tanzania could export maize, the erratic trade policy (with frequent export bans) prevents farmers from getting better prices in regional markets. Moreover, lack of storage capacity makes The United Republic of Tanzania export Maize at low prices and then face high maize domestic File Size: 1MB.

In Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, and Uganda, maize yields have risen since as both production quantity and area harvested have increased. In Kenya and Tanzania, maize production quantity and area harvested have risen only slightly, while yields have remained constant or declined.

Notable Policy Events and Maize Yield Trends. tanzania region centroids Figure A Maize surface sowed and Production volume, time series Figure A Maize Yield, time series Figure A Average Maize surface by region in thousand hectares Figure A Maize Yield histogram for All regions Figure A sowing season rainfall and Yield time series for Arusha and Manyara File Size: 6MB.

High Marketing Costs and Inefficient Policies in Tanzania’s Maize Market A Poverty Perspective Sergiy Zorya and Shireen Mahdi This note is a technical document of the Staff of the World Bank and does not represent an official position of the World Bank or of its Executive Board.

A copy of the report can beFile Size: KB. The effect of the National Food Reserve Agency on maize market prices in Tanzania. Guillaume Pierre, Karl Pauw, Emiliano Magrini, Yes, I want to receive regular email updates on latest news, publications, research results, and events from IFPRI Newsletter Archive.

Purchase Maize - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBNBook Edition: 1.Tanzania exports relative to Tanzania’s trading partners’ imports. Table 1: Tanzania maize and rice exports against trading partner’s imports in tones. Tanzania Exports to: Maize Rice Reported Exports Reported Imports Reported Exports Reported Imports Uganda 30 7, 27, Rwanda 1, 11, 23, 24,File Size: KB.