Seed Systems: Models & Lessons Learned

ICRISAT, - (2017) Seed Systems: Models & Lessons Learned. Monograph. ICRISAT, Patancheru, Hyderabad.

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ICRISAT’s Seed Systems Models and Lessons Learned booklet explains the rationale of ICRISAT’s work on seed systems in the drylands, the different approaches and their impact on the ground. Improving farmers’ access to improved seeds in the drylands is seen as a cost-effective strategy to improve farm productivity and food security. Different models of seed systems are tested and developed by ICRISAT and its development partners in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia depending on the local context. It includes small seed packets, groundnut seed revolving fund in Malawi, support to community-based systems, farmer seed organizations or local seed ventures, and public private seed partnerships like the Hybrid Parents Research Consortium for pearl millet and sorghum in India. ICRISAT’s vision on seed systems is demand-driven, holistic and working in partnership, along the crop value chain.

Item Type: Monograph (Monograph)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smallholder farmers, Tropical Legumes, Seed banks, Seed systems, Dryland cereals, Grain legumes, Seed quality, Seed systems, ICRISAT, Value chains, Malawi
Subjects: Others > Smallholder Farmers
Others > Cereals
Mandate crops > Millets
Mandate crops > Millets > Pearl Millet
Mandate crops > Chickpea
Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Mandate crops > Sorghum
Others > Drylands Agriculture
Others > Seeds/Seed Bank
Others > African Agriculture
Others > Indian Agriculture
Others > Legume Crops
Others > Sub-Saharan Africa
Others > Malawi
Others > Seed Systems
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 06:55
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 05:04
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