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Can Cultivars from Participatory Plant Breeding Improve Seed Provision to Small-scale Farmers?

This paper discusses how well-adapted cultivars developed through participatory plant breeding (PPB) initiatives create new opportunities for production and distribution of quality seed. Supply and demand side issues are reviewed based on research and experiences with seed production.  Constraints in the provision of quality seed from cultivars that are commonly used remain and need to be addressed.  Cost effective seed production and distribution, high information linked transaction costs, and appropriate seed production technology research are needed and taken into account for new seed production initiatives that apply integrated approaches.