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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 ...
To feed ourselves: a proceedings of the First Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Regional Maize Workshop
This publication contains the proceedings of the First Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Regional Maize Workshop, held in Lusaka, Zambia, on 10-17 March, 1985, and sponsored by the Government of Zambia and CIMMYT. It ...
Towards self sufficiency
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...