April 3, 2020

Certified seed fetches twice the market rate: farmers hitch onto seed production

Download article as PDF Growing certified improved seed of millets and legumes is a profitable business enterprise for farmer cooperatives in Mali. Improved seed summon twice the market rate and the turnover is so high that existing storage facilities can accommodate only a quarter of the production. Increased farmer incomes from seed production and as...

Legume seed production for sustainable seed supply and crop productivity: case of groundnut in Tanzania and Uganda

Download article as PDF ABSTRACT Improving agricultural productivity and production is a prerequisite to sustain rural livelihoods in developing countries of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This requires increased use of quality seed of improved and well-adapted crop varieties. Legumes are particularly critical in ensuring food and nutritional securities of the majority of farming households. However, their productivity...

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