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close this bookMobilizing science for global food security. Fourth External Review of CIMMYT (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research ). (1998)
close this folderChapter 2 - Commodity Programmes
close this folder2.2 Maize Programme
View the document2.2.1. Introduction
View the document2.2.2 Evolution
View the document2.2.3 Achievements and Impacts
View the document2.2.4 CCERs
View the document2.2.5 Emerging Challenges and Future Strategies
View the document2.2.6 Conclusions

2.2.6 Conclusions

The overall assessment of the Maize Programme is very favourable. The programme has had a significant impact on the availability of improved hybrids and OPVs in developing countries. Scientific quality and productivity has also been excellent. In particular, the research on the physiological determinants of stress and selection methods for identifying stress-tolerant maize germplasm has provided new opportunities for improving maize performance in marginal environments. The EPMR Panel commends these achievements.