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Maize in tropical Africa

Marvin P. Miracle

Maize in tropical Africa

by Marvin P. Miracle

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Published by University of Wisconsin Press in Madison .
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  • Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Corn -- Africa

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[by] Marvin P. Miracle.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsSB191.M2 M49
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvii, 327 p.
      Number of Pages327
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5982622M
      LC Control Number66011805
      OCLC/WorldCa559270

      Maize is the major crop in the United States, occupying double the area of any other crop in the country. The production in the USA covers more than 40% of the world pro-duction, and most of this is used as livestock feed, as is the case in most temperate ar-eas. In sub-humid and semi-arid regions in Africa and Latin America maize is con-File Size: KB. Manje Gowda is a maize molecular breeder based in Kenya with CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program. His current research focuses on the identification, validation and deployment of novel genetic variation into elite germplasm, integrating knowledge on plant breeding, quantitative genetics, and molecular breeding to improve maize breeding efficiency.

        Abstract. Maize (Zea mays L.) is a preferred staple for million consumers in the developing world, including – million poor farm demand for maize is growing sharply due to its multifaceted uses (food, feed, fodder, specialty corn, and industrial uses). However, maize yields in the tropical rainfed environments, especially in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and South Asia, Cited by: 4. Seed producers and seed-related industries or agencies have informational needs concerning plant diseases that are not met by existing reference books. This publication provides a database on all diseases of maize, caused by fungi, bacteria, mycoplasmas, spiroplasmas, and viruses.

      For tropical and sub-tropical maize in SW China, grain yield has decreased 4% since the s. The only area without negative effects of climate change (s vs. s) was Heilongjiang Province (Supplementary Figure S5), which is located in northernmost region of China where the baseline temperature in the s was not above the optimum Cited by: Maize (Zea mays L.) is the most important grain crop in South Africa and is produced throughout the country under diverse environments. Successful maize production depends on the correct application of production inputs that will sustain the environment as well as agricultural production. These inputs are, inter alia, adaptedFile Size: 1MB.


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Maize in tropical Africa by Marvin P. Miracle Download PDF EPUB FB2

Maize in Tropical Africa First Thus Edition by Marvin P. Miracle (Author) ISBN Cited by: Maize as a food crop and commodity -- Levels of living -- General character of the tropical African economies -- Production in the rural economies -- Distribution in the rural economies -- The importance of maize in tropical Africa -- The introduction and spread of maize in Africa -- Maize in African diets -- Maize in Eastern Africa -- Maize in West and Central Africa -- Economic determination of production.

The greater part of this book is devoted to information on the development of Maize in tropical Africa book present economic importance, in terms of production and consumption, of maize.

It is considered that maize is probably the third most important source of calories in the diet, ranking after sorghum/millets and by: A detailed analysis is given of the role played by maize in Tropical Africa (i.e. excluding North Africa and South Africa, but including the Malagasy Republic, the Comores, Réunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Sao Tomé and Príncipe, Fernando Po, and the Cape Verde Islands).Cited by: Two previous books had been written about maize in Africa, namely, Marvin P.

Miracle's () Maize in Tropical Africa, and Africa's Emerging Maize Revolution () edited by Derek Byerlee and Carl K. Eicher. McCann sees his own book as an updating of Miracle's work, though he has tried to describe a different world and has investigated the history of maize fromwhen Miracle's book was first Cited by: 1.

Markets and States in Tropical Africa analyzes these and other paradoxical features of development in modern Africa and explores how governments have intervened and diverted resources from farmers to other sectors of society. A classic of the field since its publication inthis edition includes a new preface by the by: Since its introduction into Africa, maize has been cultivated extensively in East and West Africa, and has spread to Senegal, Upper Volta and Niger Size: 5MB.

Maize grows best on deep, well-drained, fertile soils, and where total seasonal rainfall exceeds mm. Maize is reasonably tolerant to soil acidity, but if the soil is very acid, liming will improve the soil and enhance maize yields.

Maize is susceptible to both drought and Size: KB. Genetic dissection of nitrogen use efficiency in tropical maize through genome-wide association and Maize variety options for Africa (29) CIMMYT Economics Working Paper () Book () Report () Conference Proceedings (71) más.

Materia. Maize () Zea mays () AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND BIOTECHNOLOGY () MAIZE () Plant. cows in the dry season.

Since maize is high in energy but low in protein, maize can be intercropped with legumes such as velvet bean, dolichos bean or cowpea which are high in protein but do not ensile well on their own.

In marginal areas, however, maize is not a good forage crop as it Cited by: 6. Buy Maize in Tropical Africa by Marvin P.

Miracle from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Pages: Abstract. Fermented foods constitute a significant component of African diets. Many fermented foods are known, some serve as main course meals, others as beverages while others are Cited by:   Maize was probably introduced to tropical Africa at more than one point and at different times.

Maize was widely grown along the coast from the River Gambia to Sâo Tomé, around the mouth of the River Congo, and possibly in Ethiopia, in the sixteenth by: the region. An immigrant crop, maize is today the most widely -grown staple food of Sub - Saharan Africa and an important wage good in many countries.

Despite past successes, con tinued investment in maize productivity remains crucial to agricultural growth and food Size: KB. Journal of African History, vi, i (), pp. THE INTRODUCTION AND SPREAD OF MAIZE IN AFRICA By MARVIN P.

MIRACLE ALTHOUGH maize is often listed as one of many food crops introduced in Africa by the Portuguese, how and when maize was brought to the continentCited by: Maize in Tropical Africa, and Africa’s Emerging Maize Revolution () edited by Derek Byerlee and Carl K. Eicher. McCann sees his own book as an updating of Miracle’s work, though he has tried to describe a different world and has investigated the history of maize fromwhen Miracle’s book was first published, to the by: 1.

First published inthis volume explores how African agriculture has always had a strong appeal for the people of the Netherlands. This is due to (1) a long-established interest in tropical agriculture going back to the days when Indonesia was a Duth colony; (2) a broad-based desire to help the Third World; and (3) the view that Tropical Africa is highly dependent on by: Southern Africa, maize occupies 75 percent or more of cereal area only in Kenya, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The largest maize producers in Western Africa are Nigeria and Ghana, though the average percentage of maize used for human consumption is considerably lower there than in most of eastern and southern Africa.

The average per. Sorghum is the second most important cereal after maize with 22% of total cereal area. Pearl millet is a climate hardy crop which is grown in harsh conditions, but as a subsistence crop.

Harvested from an area of 20 m ha in the semi-arid regions of Africa pearl millet contributes 19% area to cereal Size: 1MB. The CGIAR Research Program MAIZE is an international collaboration between more than partners from the public and private sectors, national institutions, international research organizations and seed companies.

This unique partnership seeks to mobilize global resources in maize research and development to achieve a greater strategic impact on maize-based farming systems in Africa, South.

western tropical Africa is based on the belief that maize with soft starch, the 'flour types', which are found more along the coast, came from Brazil, whereas the types .Growing Maize in Nigeria Choice of Land Any well drained sandy loam or loamy soil can be used for planting maize but if in doubt, contact your nearest Extension Office or Agro-Service Center.

Land Preparation Use any method (Mechanical, Chemical and Manual) that can adequately remove weeds and keep the soil loose for good seedbed. As much asFile Size: KB.Grain maize is eaten by numerous people, especially in Latin America, the USA, Africa and Asia.

A vast number of recipes exist, involving whole grains, maize meal or maize flour. Maize grains may or may not be roasted before lye-cooking, lime-cooking and/or fermenting to prepare traditional foods or Size: KB.