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Successful Community-Based Seed Production Strategies

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  • Monyo, Emmanuel
  • Banziger, Marianne
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    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.

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    Paper provided by CIMMYT: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in its series Manuals with number 56188.

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    Date of creation: 2004
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:cimmma:56188

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    Keywords: Seed production; Food security; Quality; Plant propagation; Crops; Models; Farmers; Partnerships; Small farms; Business management; Africa; Crop Production/Industries; F03; E10;

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