Problems of maize cultivation and the role and approach of local farmers in solving this problem
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Aryal, Sri Hari Prassed. 2001. Problems of maize cultivation and the role and approach of local farmers in solving this problem . In: An exchange of experiences from South and South East Asia: Proceedings of the international symposium on Participatory plant breeding and participatory plant genetic resources enhancement, Pokhara, Nepal, 1-5 May 2000 . Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), Participatory Research and Gender Analysis (PRGA), Program Coordination Office, Cali, CO. p. 407-408.
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Maize is the main crop in this village in Ihe Gulmi district of Nepal. Farmers from this village discuss their experiences participating in maize-improvement research with Ihe Local Initiatives for biodiversity Research and Development (U-SIRO). The farmers preferred their traditional variety for its flavor and fodder, but it tended to fall. This paper describes how they worked with U-SI RO on maintaining Ihe characteristics they preferred in their traditional maize variety, while working lo overcome the problem of its weak stems.
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