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Political and economic features of the maize seed industry in southern Africa
The seed industry in southern Africa (Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe) has three important features: first, dominance of the government as buyer and distributor of seed; second, a high market share and power ...
Impediments to new improved maize variety testing and release in selected countries in Sub-Saharan Africa
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 ...