Developing a community based seed system

Ravinder Reddy, Ch and Tonapi, Y and Bezkorowajnyj, P G and Aluri, A and Ratnakar, R and Wani, S P (2008) Developing a community based seed system. In: National Seed congress - 2008, 22-23 Dec 2008 , Bangalore, India.

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A little-Known. under-appreciaieU and pressing concern in die global supply, of ci»y seed isa dearth of systems providing seed for crops of import mainly 10 poor households in developing countries. Seed for such crops cannot be supplied economically by the formal and centralized seed set int. The resulting bottleneck in seed supply primarily affects self-pollinating food-feed crops, such as Sorghum, Pearl Millet, groundnut, chickpea, Pigconpca. Hack gram and green gram etc.. which arc served largely, if largely ineffectively by local seed provision systems The lack of scientific knowledge ;if seed production, quality control and innovative interventions arc the main handicaps of farmers' seed svstems, which have resulted in inferior quality seed and jmoi outputs This paper discusses die preliminary process for developing farmers seed system or informal seed system at village level io develop smallholders village seed bank for seed security and interventions most likely to improve seed supply by, among and to the poor.The mechanisms of creating and training seed growers' associations to promote seed production and distribution at village level are also detailed here.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Others > Oilseeds
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2012 10:43
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2012 10:43
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