By Paul Van Mele, Jeffery W. Bently, Robert G. Guéi
In so much constructing nations, high quality seed is tough to procure and farmers fight to avoid wasting seed from twelve months to the following. in lots of components, farmers have come to depend upon seed corporations that multiply, shop and distribute seed. African Seed organizations takes a people-centred examine the corporations, public organizations and kin farms which are taking up this position and creating a distinction to meals safeguard throughout Africa. Case stories are prepared via state, and every bankruptcy contains a profile of the rural and coverage surroundings that surrounds those organisations and impacts their improvement. each one case is exclusive and offers its personal set of classes, and as a complete, this wide variety of stories is a wealthy resource of knowledge and ideas for destiny company, supplying precious insights for coverage makers, teachers and non-governmental organisations in the course of the international. Co-published with the meals and Agriculture association of the United countries (FAO) and AfricaRice
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2). 2. Certified seed produced (tonnes) under FAO project. came from the governmental development institute SEMRY, whereas by law 2007 2008 2009 this must come from IRAD. The rice seed Maize 230 202 207 produced was therefore not recorded or included in this table. Sorghum 41 18 16 The two FAO projects aimed to Pearl millet 4 3 0 strengthen cereal seed production and dissemination by farmer seed enterprises. Total 275 223 223 Seed producer groups were formed or Cameroon 27 strengthened and officially registered as legal entities (GIC – groupement d’initiatives communes) and established their own revolving funds for seed production and marketing.
P. H. (1994) Local seed systems and their importance for an improved seed supply in developing countries. Euphytica 78(3), 207–216. , Thiele, G. L. (2007) Can cultivars from participatory plant breeding improve seed provision to small-scale farmers? Euphytica 153(3), 363–372. AMT (African Microﬁnance Transparency) (2008) Transversal Analysis of MFI Performance in Africa. Second Edition, September 2008. AMT, Luxembourg. org/cm_data/African_Microﬁnance_Transparency_–_Transversal_Analysis_2008. pdf.
African Seed Enterprises: Sowing the Seeds of Food Security by Paul Van Mele, Jeffery W. Bently, Robert G. Guéi