Developing Post Rainy Sorghum Seed System in India

Ravinder Reddy, C H and Ashok Kumar, A and Gadakh, S and Chavan, U and Kalpande, H K and Tonapi, V A (2015) Developing Post Rainy Sorghum Seed System in India. In: Millets: Ensuring Climate Resilience and Nutritional Security. Daya Publishing House, New Delhi, pp. 607-626. ISBN 9789351246442

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The crops grown under rainfed agriculture are described as farming practices that rely on rainfall for crop production and their seed systems describe, how farmers in these regions are sourcing seed for cultivating these crops. The objective of this chapter is to share information, experiences and some success stories of seed value chain models developed for production and supply of improved varieties to resource poor farmers to enhance production of rainfed crops. Majority of crop varieties grown under rainfed agriculture system are open pollinated varieties or self-pollinated crops especially food crops, cereals and legumes grown in semi-arid tropics of the globe. The importance of rainfed agriculture varies regionally but produces most food for poor communities in developing countries. In sub-Saharan Africa more than 95 per cent of the farmed land is rainfed, while the corresponding figure for Latin America is almost 90 per cent, for South Asia about 60 per cent, for East Asia 65 per cent and for the Near East and North Africa 75 per cent...

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: RP-Dryland Cereals
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sorghum Seed System; Sorghum; Post Rainy
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 21 May 2015 08:11
Last Modified: 21 May 2015 08:11
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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