This book examines the biological and economic issues relevant to improving the productivity of maize in Third World countries. It also examines the place of maize in the world economy, the roles of public and private research organizations, and problems of policy.
1. Maize in the World Economy 2. The Maize Plant and its Uses 3. Maize Production Environments and Methods in the Developing World 4. Maize Research Systems in the Developing World 5. Research Policy Issues 6. Maize Genetic Resources 7. Breeding Advances in Tropical and Subtropical Maize 8. Building Successful Maize Seed Industries 9. Improving Maize Technology Delivery Systems 10. Maize Research and Development: Country Case Studies 11. Prospects for the Third World Maize Economy