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An analysis of the bottlenecks affecting the production and deployment of maize seed in eastern and Southern Africa
The publication describes outcomes of a study conducted in 2007/08 to analyze the bottlenecks affecting the production and deployment of maize seed in eastern and southern Africa. The objectives of the study were to provide ...
The seed industry for dryland crops in Eastern Kenya
The development and promotion of improved crop varieties as well as efficient seed production, distribution, and marketing systems have contributed significantly to increased agricultural production and food security in ...
Strategies for strengthening and scaling up community-based seed production
Maize is the primary source of calories in the diet of many resource-poor farm families in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). International agricultural research centers, in collaboration with national ...
Enhancing the contribution of maize to food security in Ethiopia
This publication provides a comprehensive and detailed review of the major maize research and technology dissemination advances and challenges in Ethiopia since the First National Maize Workshop of Ethiopia was held on May ...
Successful community-based seed production strategies
Designed to address the issues that limit the access of small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa to quality, affordable seed of the crops on which they depend for food security and livelihoods, this collection of articles ...
Seed business management in Africa
The past decade has seen a strong growth in the number of new seed enterprises emerging in Africa, Asia and Latin America. If successful, they will contribute tremendously to the economic growth of their countries, regions ...
Newsletter / Bulletin
Striga weed control with herbicide-coated maize seed
The witchweed Striga decimates maize, millet, sorghum, upland rice and Napier throughout sub-Sahara Africa. From the high plateau of East Africa where peasant farmers struggle to survive on tiny fields of maize, to the ...