Sustaining Viability of Informal Millet Seed Systems

Ravinder Reddy, C H and Tonapi, V A (2015) Sustaining Viability of Informal Millet Seed Systems. In: Millets : Ensuring Climate Resilience and Nutritional Security. Daya Publishing House, New Delhi, pp. 595-606. ISBN 9789351246442

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to ICRISAT users only

Download (1MB) | Request a copy


The main purpose of alternative seed delivery system is to address the seed availability problems of smallholder farmers. Most of the community-based seed production models /schemes are initiated because farmers are concerned about the non-availability of quality seed at planting time. Many farmers don't have access to improved varieties; and wouldn't be able to afford them even if they were. So introduction of alternative seed systems models must impact farmers' access to seeds of improved varieties at affordable cost. The quality of seed produced by communitybased system or farmer seed systems is guaranteed only by its seller or village seed committee, because they are not processed and are uncertified seed. The seed so produced is low priced, and available at farmers' doorsteps at the right time, and provides access to all farmer groups in the village...

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: RP-Dryland Cereals
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals
Uncontrolled Keywords: Seed Systems; Millets; Seed Delivery System; Seedbanks
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 21 May 2015 07:57
Last Modified: 21 May 2015 07:57
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
View Statistics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item