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Thursday, 25 April 2013

Maize Yields : Zambia vs. World

Photo: What does this comparison tell us?

Another excellent graphic from Rhoda Mofya-Mukuka (IAPRI) presentation, "Persistence Rural Poverty Amidst Significant Agricultural growth. Where are we going wrong?" .  Rather than offer my own take on the matter, here is how she explained to our Facebook readers
"This particular slide simply shows that maize yields (metric tonnes per hectare) in Zambia has potential for improvement. GMO aside, the hybride maize seed that is distributed through the Farmer Input Support Program (FISP), has potential to yield 8 MT per hectare  Smallholder farmers can also manage this yield because the sizes of their farms are usually small and manageable.."
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