Informal groundnut seed system in Andhra Pradesh – a case study

Ravinder Reddy, Ch and Wani, S P (2007) Informal groundnut seed system in Andhra Pradesh – a case study. LEISA India. pp. 17-19.

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Abstract

The seed takes the major share (50%) in groundnut crop production cost. The seed systems in Andhra Pradesh, like the rest of the country, consist of public, private and civil sectors. Majority of large and a few medium farmers of Kurnool save their own seed and lend the surplus seed to small farmers with an understanding that, one and half times the quantity of seed borrowed will be returned. About 40% of farming community in Kurnool avail subsidized government seed supply. The formal seed sector of groundnut is represented by the government owned Andhra Pradesh State Seed Development Corporation (APSSDC). Informal sector includes own-saved seed, borrowings from others and the local seed trade which contributes to about 60% of seed needs.

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Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
Depositing User: Ms Sandhya Gir
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 10:37
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2011 10:37
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/3882
Official URL: http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/india...
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