Characterization of Maize Production in Southern Africa: Synthesis of CIMMYT/DTMA Household Level Farming System Surveys in Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe uri icon

abstract

  • We are very grateful for the financial support of the BMGF and HGDF that made all the studies and this synthesis possible. We are also very grateful for the leading national partners; namely, Manuvanga Kiakanua (Angola), Samson Katengezah and Julius Mangisoni (Malawi), Rafael Uaiene (Mozambique), Thomson Kalinda (Zambia), and Shamiso Chikobvu (Zimbabwe), for the indulgence and commitment they have shown in undertaking the national level surveys. We would like to appreciate the support we received from CIMMYT’s Southern Africa Regional Office staff while organizing and undertaking “Data Analysis and Report Writing” workshop to speed up finalization of the country level reports that ended up very successfully. This report has benefited from the valuable comments of different colleagues. We are particularly grateful to the comments and suggestions of Dr Menale Kassie and Dr Surabhi Mittal of Socioeconomic s program at CIMMYT. Their meticulous reviews have made the report much more readable. We also appreciate the contributions of Dr Hugo De Groote and Mrs Janin Trinidad who are coordinating the working paper publication in the Socio-Economics Program of CIMMYT. This report was finally edited and formatted by Mr Wandera Ojanji, Science Editor at CIMMYT Kenya. We thank him for his excellent work. This report is presented without a thorough peer review with the main purpose of making data and information rapidly available to research teams and partners in the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) project and for use in developing future, peer-reviewed publications. Readers are invited to send comments directly to the corresponding author(s). The views expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect opinions of CIMMYT, other partners, or donors. All errors and viewpoints in this report remain to be ours and are not shared with any individual or institution

publication date

  • 2015