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Collaboration of Farmers and Breeders: Participatory Crop Improvement in Perspective

Participatory Crop Improvement (PCI) has developed over the past decade as an alternative and complementary breeding approach to Formal Crop Improvement (FCI).

African Seed and Biotechnology Programme

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

Local Seed Businesses in Uganda: A Market-oriented Approach towards Community Seed Production

The paper details local seed businesses (LSBs) in Uganda and their effort to create a vibrant, pluralistic, and market oriented seed sector in Uganda.

Integrated Seed Sector Development in Ethiopia: Local Seed Business Development as an Entrepreneurial Model for Community Based Seed Production in Ethiopia

This paper aims to share the opportunities and challenges to LSB development in Ethiopia and realizing the demands of farmers within a specific market niche where socio-economic and institutional factors responsible for opportunities and challenges are discussed.

Presentation: Preliminary Results ISSD Mozambique

This presentation from February 2014 outlines the opportunities and challenges of the developing seed sector in Mozambique.

Tanzania Seed Sector Assessment

Participatory National Seed Sector Assessment for the Development of an ISSD Programme in Tanzania

Concept Note: ISSD in the Zambezi Valley, Mozambique

This concept note explores a tentative six-year ISSD Central Mozambique Programme, in which ISSD partners focus on seed sector development in the agricultural growth corridor of the Zambezi Valley.

From Experience: the Invisible Success Factors in Product Innovation

The article outlines the reasons why so many companies and senior managements have failed to heed the messages and continue to repeat the same mistakes as their predecessors. 

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.