Seed Needs Assessment in Northeastern Nigeria

Ajeigbe, H A and Inuwa, A H and Kamara, A and Odoyo, P O and Vabi, M B and Angarawai, I I and Ayuba, K (2019) Seed Needs Assessment in Northeastern Nigeria. In: 32nd ISTA Seed Symposium, June 2019, Hyderabad, India.

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Harnessing the genetic potential inherent in crops for higher yields requires the supporting role of all inputs (Manjunatha et al., 2015), of which, quality seed is the most important. In many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), a recurrent conflict has become a major factor distorting the availability of quality seeds and the seed system; this has since been the case in northeastern Nigeria. Farmers need quality seeds and planting materials of preferred crops to enable them resume agricultural activities after conflicts. Similarly, seed security is an important component of overall resilience in risk prone environments (FAO, 2016). This study was set-out to analyze existing seed systems in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States of Northern Nigeria in order to identify practical ways of improving farmer’s access to quality seed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Divisions: Research Program : West & Central Africa
Uncontrolled Keywords: Seed Systems, Seed Quality
Subjects: Others > Genetics and Genomics
Others > Seed Systems
Depositing User: Mr Arun S
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2020 04:22
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2020 04:22
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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