Community Based Seed Production

Local Seed Business in the Context of Integrated Seed Sector Development

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In this paper, Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) describes its guiding principles, and provide examples of how it works with the system of local seed business (LSB) in regards to ISSD Ethiopia and ISSD Uganda.

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

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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.

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

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This paper discusses how well-adapted cultivars developed through participatory plant breeding (PPB) initiatives create new opportunities for production and distribution of quality seed.

Network Analysis of Barley Seed Flows in Tigray, Ethiopia: Supporting the Design of Strategies that Contribute to On-Farm Management of Plant Genetic Resources

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The paper covers the dissemination of barley seed, and on farm management of plant genetic resources in Tigray.

Farmers' Seed and Varieties: Supporting Informal Seed Supply in Ethiopia

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This book addresses strategies and approaches through which professionals can support informal seed supply.

Farmers' Seed Production: New Approaches and Practices

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This handbook covers a range of issues relating to local seed supply systems in regards to technical and practical information on seed production and variety maintenance.