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Improving maize seed marketing in eastern and southern Africa
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Name:Improving maize seed marketing in eastern and southern Africa
Description:Improved seed varieties can drastically help improve the food security and livelihoods of small-scale farm families. However, an unreliable seed deployment system in eastern and southern Africa (ESA) prevents many farmers from accessing these benefits. According to a 2007 study conducted among 117 seed providers in 10 African countries in eastern and southern Africa (ESA), low seed sales stem from a faulty extension system, poor infrastructure, and a lack of farmers’ adoption of new seed varieties. This policy brief outlines the obstacles to effective seed marketing and provides a way forward. For further information, contact Augustine Langyintuo at alangyintuo@agra-alliance.org.
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Created On: 11/06/2009 00:01
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