Sample survey of maize growing in Swaziland

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Social Science Research Unit, University College of Swaziland , Kwaluseni, Swaziland
Corn -- Swaziland., Corn -- Economic aspects -- Swazi



StatementMargo Russell, Nikiwe Mbatha, Vincent Sithole.
SeriesResearch paper ;, no. 1, Research paper (University College of Swaziland. Social Science Research Unit) ;, no. 1.
ContributionsMbatha, Nikiwe Desiree., Sithole, Vincent., University College of Swaziland. Social Science Research Unit.
LC ClassificationsSB191.M2 R96 1982
The Physical Object
Pagination33 p. :
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Open LibraryOL2750750M
LC Control Number86101171

The study used a sample of maize farmers to determine the economic efficiency of maize production in Swaziland. Descriptive statistics, Cobb-Douglas production function and Tobit regression were used to analyse the data. Maize farming in Swaziland is divided into subsistence farming on Swazi Nation Land (SNL) and commercial farming on Title Deed Land (TDL).

Maize production on SNL accounts for only 10% of total. Modern Agriculture for Swaziland (Book 1) [Swaziland Ministry Of Education] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Modern Agriculture for Swaziland (Book 1)Author: Swaziland Ministry Of Education.

As at 1 Junemaize grain sowing intentions for /17 were 36% down on last season (Table 2). This is based upon a sample of 17 maize grain growers, all of whom grew maize for grain last season, with no new growers. By comparison, 26 survey growers harvested maize for grain in requirements for maize were collected from past research works and compared with data obtained from field survey.

The result showed that the upper horizons of pedons ranged from clay loam to sandy loam; DR1 and MU1 have clay loam which is optimal for maize cultivation. The pH was moderate acid, to File Size: KB.

In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), "maize is life," due to its importance to food security and economic wellbeing. Around 40 % of Africa’s maize-growing area faces occasional drought stress, resulting in yield losses of 10–25 %. Around 25 % of the maize crop suffers frequent drought, with losses of.

 The total cereal import requirement in the /16 marketing year (May/April) is estimated at tonnes, comprising of 43 tonnes of white maize (for human consumption), 45 tonnes of yellow maize (for feed), about 26 tonnes of wheat and approximately 24 tonnes of rice.

-Maize is thought to have originated at least years ago in the highlands of Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, and/or Bolivia because of the great density of native forms found in the region.

There have been four principal and several minor theories regarding the origin of maize: (1) the cultivated maize File Size: 5MB. Maize imports are forecast at about tonnes, almost entirely sourced from neighbouring South Africa.

Imports of rice and wheat are expected at near‑average levels, forecast to reach about 40 tonnes and 50 tonnes, respectively. Prices of maize meal stable or decreased in earlybut remained high on yearly basis. 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. The study used a sample of maize farmers to determine the economic efficiency of maize production in Swaziland.

Descriptive statistics, Cobb-Douglas production function and Tobit regression. Aflatoxin standards should be prepared and stored as per AOAC Official Book of Method 14 edition. Survey Sample.

A survey summary should be used to capture data generated by the survey. This form should be kept by the project leader of the survey and can be used to summarize the progress of the survey. Erratic rainfall in Swaziland resulted into decreased maize production in to [15] and corn and soya bean yield reduced in the USA [11] and the global temperature increase of +2°C is.

Maize Corporation (NMC) a monopoly in the importation of maize, the staple food in Swaziland. NMC is also a buyer of last resort for maize.

During the maize marketing season, some millers challenged this, and the National Agricultural Marketing Board (NAMBOARD) was inundated with applications for maize import permits. THE IMPACT OF FOOD AID ON MAIZE PRODUCTION IN SWAZILAND MAJOLA LAWRENCE MABUZA Submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of MAgric (Food Security) African Centre for Food Security School of Agricultural Sciences and Agribusiness Faculty of Science and Agriculture University of KwaZulu–Natal Pietermaritzburg Approximately 8,0 million tons of maize grain are produced in South Africa annually on approximately 3,1 million ha of land.

Half of the production consists of white maize, for human food consumption. Maize needs to mm of water per season, which is mainly acquired from the soil moisture reserves.

Ab0 kg of grain are produced forFile Size: 1MB. Mandić et al. reported that a crop density of 71, plants ha −1 was optimal for growing Dijamant 6 hybrid maize in the Srem region of Serbia, because at that density, the cited hybrid efficiently used available resources to achieve higher grain yield (grain yields increased by about to t/ha with the increase of plant density).Author: Liliane Ngoune Tandzi, Charles Shelton Mutengwa.

An average Zambian consumes about kg of maize a year, compared to 30 kg for Angola, kg for Zimbabwe, kg for Malawi, and kg for Mozambique. Major Constraints Drought is the key constraint for maize production in Zambia, as it is in many other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).Author: Tsedeke Abate.

University of Swaziland. Abstract In Swaziland, maize is the staple food and grown by many smallholder farmers on Swazi Nation Land (SNL). While almost all households in SNL produce maize, the country has never reached self-sufficiency in maize production. A survey File Size: KB.

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MAIZE:Post-harvest Operations Page 2 1. Introduction The maize (Zea mays L.) is a monoic annual plant which belongs to maideas tribe and the grass family of gramineae, and their cells have 2n chromosomes. Is the only cereal, whichFile Size: 1MB. Maize Production Technologies in Southern Tanzania. Mexico, D.F.: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Southern Africa Centre for Cooperation in Agricultural Research (SACCAR).

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Field survey were conducted in major maize growing regions of southern India Karnataka (Belgaum–15°88ʹ69ʺN; 74°92ʹ67ʺE; Bagalkot–16°33ʹ33ʺN; 75°28ʹ58ʺE), Telangana (Karimnagar–18°43ʹ86ʺN; 79°12ʹ88ʺE; Koppur–18°61ʹ77ʺN; 79°22ʹ44ʺE; Khammam–17°24ʹ73ʺN; 80°15ʹ14ʺE), Andhra Pradesh (CC Pudi–16°42ʹ38ʺN; 81°54ʹ28ʺE) and Maharashtra Author: S.

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Most recently the Trade Hub has facilitated a partnership between Syngenta/MRI and Mobovane Marketing in Swaziland to support the introduction of a regionally approved and released maize seed variety into Swaziland. Rather than requiring years of testing to determine yield, quality, resistance to disease, and.

To obtain this information, questions on the history, spread and severity of MLN disease were added to a community survey conducted in in the major maize-growing areas in Kenya.

The communities were randomly selected over the maize-growing agroecological zones allowing interpolation of the results to obtain national and regional by: CSA (Central Statistics Agency). Agricultural Sample Survey / ( E.C.). Volume I. Report on Area and Production of Major Crops (Private Peasant Holdings, Meher Season).

Statistical BulletinAddis Ababa. CSA (Central Statistics Agency). Agricultural Sample Survey / ( E.C.). Volume IV. Total factor productivities for the sample farmers within and outside the SG project could not be calculated because the relevant data on costs and prices were not collected in the survey.

However, given the information on costs and outputs for /95 in SG (a, p), the ratio of total revenues to total variable costs are Cited by: In the bulk of maize growing areas of Kenya, the yield of maize without fertilisers or manure ranges between and tha The levels of maize production results from intricate interactions among the availability of water and nutrients, competition of weeds, occurrence of pests and diseases and the actual management Size: 16KB.

Table 1. Detailed final estimated national figures for the harvest of maize grain and maize silage crops, plus sold and unsold tonnages of maize grain, as at Octo Statistics New Zealand is gratefully acknowledged for supplying Final APS figures on total hectares and tonnes for maize grain, and total hectares for maize silage.

Swaziland is a predominantly Christian country, with a stable government for over years, and is the last independent monarchy in Africa. It has one tribe of people, one language and has never known war. It ought to be one of the garden spots of Africa, but this tiny nation is dying.

Inthe population of Swaziland was million people. Sample survey of maize growing in Swaziland by Margo Russell 1 edition - first published in Written works: Start Collecting Coins.The data used in this paper come from a survey of sample households conducted in January and February in eastern Zambia.

This was a baseline survey conducted by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in collaboration with the Zambia Agricultural Research Institute (ZARI) for the project entitled Cited by: