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Seed value chains to support Sustainable Intensification in Tanzania
(CIMMYT; ACIAR, 2016)
This brief is based on a value chain survey carried out on the maize and legume seed sectors in Tanzania. The results showed that the majority of maize farmers in the surveyed districts are still using recycled seed. An ...
Tracing the path: What happens to maize and legumes from research to farm and market in Central Mozambique?
(CIMMYT; ACIAR; IIAM, 2016)
Maize is Mozambique’s staple, grown by 95 percent of smallholder farmers. Legumes are the most important sources of proteins for rural Mozambicans, especially cowpeas and common beans. Additionally, common beans are a cash ...
Are structured value chains possible or necessary? some highlights from Ethiopian and Kenyan maize and legume markets
(CIMMYT; EIAR; KALRO; ACIAR, 2016)
A core pillar of sustainable agricultural intensification is the farm level financial viability of such intensification. This will (almost surely) be mediated by well-functioning agricultural markets and value chains. This ...