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Maize In The Third World

1st Edition

By Christopher Dowswell

CRC Press

282 pages

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Description

Maize is the world’s most widely grown cereal and a dietary staple throughout the Third World, but its full potential has only begun to be tapped. This book thoroughly examines the biological and economic issues relevant to improving the productivity of maize in developing countries. The authors explore a wide range of practical problems, from maxi

Table of Contents

Maize in the World Economy -- The Maize Plant and Its Uses -- Maize Production Environments and Methods in the Developing World -- Maize Research Systems in the Developing World -- Research Policy Issues -- Maize Genetic Resources -- Breeding Advances in Tropical and Subtropical Maize -- Building Successful Maize Seed Industries -- Improving Maize Technology Delivery Systems -- Maize Research and Development: Country Case Studies -- Prospects for the Third World Maize Economy

About the Author

Christopher R. Dowswell is director for program coordination of the Sasakawa Africa Association.

R. L. Paliwal are former directors of the maize program of the CIMMYT (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center) in Mexico City.

Ronald P. Cantrell are former directors of the maize program of the CIMMYT (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center) in Mexico City.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General