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Integrating Genetic Resource Conservation and Sustainable Development into Strategies to Increase the Robustness of Seed Systems

This article introduces a framework for analysing seed supply strategies by considering principles of agrobiodiversity conservation, formal and informal seed systems, market and service orientation, and the strengthening of local institutions.

The role of informal farmer-to-farmer seed distribution in diffusion of new barley varieties in Syria

This study examines the role, structure and effectiveness of informal seed systems in the diffusion of new barley varieties.

African Seed and Biotechnology Programme

This report covers the programme of the African Seed and Biotechnology Programme to address food security.

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.