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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 ...
Producao de sementes de culturas alimentares na regiao da SADC: manual 1
Criado para tratar os temas que limitam o acesso de fazendeiros em pequena escala, na África sub-Saara, para que possuam recursos para obterem colheitas de sementes de qualidade, das quais eles dependem para a obtenção dos ...
Impediments to new improved maize variety testing and release in selected countries in Sub-Saharan Africa
(David Publishing, 2010)
Before farmers can benefit from new improved maize varieties with novel genetic information, new maize varieties have to undergo performance testing, registration and approval. The registration procedures require that new ...
Assessment of the effectiveness of maize seed assistance to vulnerable farm households in Zimbabwe
The publication describes outcomes of a study to assess the effectiveness of a large-scale crop seed relief effort in Zimbabwe during 2003-07. Aims of the effort, which was supported by the British Department for International ...
Variety testing and release approaches in DTMA project countries in Sub-Saharan Africa
This report presents a summary of variety testing and release regulations in DTMA project countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). In order to understand these approaches a study was undertaken in 2007 under the auspices of ...
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 ...
Characterization of maize production in Southern Africa: synthesis of CIMMYT/DTMA household level farming system surveys in Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
This report presents the synthesis of household level surveys in five intervention countries (Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) of the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) project designed and implemented ...
An innovation learning platform for drought tolerant maize in Malawi: lessons learned and the way forward
Innovation learning platforms have their roots in the agricultural innovation systems (AIS) approach. AIS emphasizes a systems view of agricultural innovations and conceptualizes an innovation system as all individuals and ...