By Paul Van Mele, Jeffery W. Bently, Robert G. Guéi
In such a lot constructing nations, quality seed is difficult to acquire and farmers fight to save lots of seed from 12 months to the subsequent. in lots of components, farmers have come to depend on seed organizations that multiply, shop and distribute seed. African Seed companies takes a people-centred examine the firms, public organisations and relations farms which are taking over this function and creating a distinction to meals safeguard throughout Africa. Case experiences are prepared by way of nation, and every bankruptcy incorporates a profile of the rural and coverage surroundings that surrounds those firms and impacts their improvement. every one case is exclusive and offers its personal set of classes, and as an entire, this wide selection of studies is a wealthy resource of information and ideas for destiny company, delivering useful insights for coverage makers, teachers and non-governmental agencies in the course of the international. Co-published with the nutrients and Agriculture association of the United international locations (FAO) and AfricaRice
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Extra resources for African Seed Enterprises: Sowing the Seeds of Food Security
2002). Farmer seed enterprises have been tried scores of times for 15 years and there are basically no success stories. They have problems getting source seed and the donor or NGO does that for them. When the NGO goes, the farmers have nowhere else to turn. They can’t do all the storage, inventory, wholesaling and promotion (Tripp, 2003). When projects leave seed sales to farmers, they are rarely able to sell much seed (Tripp, 2001). Many seed projects bypass local seed markets and direct seed company attention away from farmers’ needs towards those of projects and governments (Tripp, 2001).
However, laboratory analyses are still limited to seed germination and purity, as there is no equipment yet to test for pests and diseases. So, by law, seed sold has to be certified, but, as the demand for seed far exceeds supply and the certification system is not yet fully operational, there is no enforcement of the regulation and any seed is accepted for sale. Fraud control is not yet implemented, although the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is planning to strengthen seed inspection and certification.
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African Seed Enterprises: Sowing the Seeds of Food Security by Paul Van Mele, Jeffery W. Bently, Robert G. Guéi