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Successful community-based seed production strategies

Author: Setimela, P.S.
Author: Monyo, E.
Author: Bänziger, M.
Year: 2004
ISBN: 970-648-115-X
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10883/777
Descriptors: Quality
Descriptors: Business management
Descriptors: Food security
Descriptors: Partnerships
Descriptors: Plant propagation
Descriptors: Crops
Descriptors: Models
Descriptors: Seed production
Descriptors: Small farms
Descriptors: Farmers
Abstract: 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 describes successful principles for and experiences in community-based seed production. Among other things, the manuscripts analyze current seed production systems and models; propose ways to design successful community-based seed production schemes; describe proper seed production practices for selected cereals, vegetatively propagated plants, and other crops; and outline basic business practices for seed producers.
Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
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Type: Book
Region: Eastern Africa
Region: Southern Africa
Region: Central Africa
Place: Mexico
Pages: vi, 80 pages


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    Maize breeding, phytopathology, entomology, physiology, quality, and biotech

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