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Rising market pull for dryland crops prompts move for setting up efficient seed delivery systems 

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Resource ID

18262

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Crop improvement, Climate change and Dryland stresses, Gender, Poverty Dynamics, Pests and diseases, Nutrition

Crops

Dryland cereals, Pearl millets, Sorghum, Finger millet

Systems

Farming Systems, Cropping Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

Eastern and Southern Africa, Kenya, Tanzania

Global Date

03 Apr 20

Title

Rising market pull for dryland crops prompts move for setting up efficient seed delivery systems

Keywords

Seed Delivery Systems, Kenya, Tanzania, IFAD, Agriculture value chain, Sorghum, Pearl millet, Finger millet, Groundnut, Pigeonpea, Striga & Blast resistance, Culinary use, High yield, Early maturity

Language

English

ICRISAT Research Programs

Dryland Cereals

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Eastern & Southern Africa Program

Story Partners

Suba-Agro Trading & Engineering Co. Ltd, Tanzania; Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania; Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization; Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (previously Department of Research and Development), Tanzania; AfricaHarvest and ICRISAT

Author/Key contact

Dr Henry Fred Ojulong

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1848-2, 03 April 2020

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/rising-market-pull-for-dryland-crops-prompts-move-for-setting-upefficient-seed-delivery-systems/

Description

Increasing market demand for dryland crops in Kenya and Tanzania owing to IFAD-funded project interventions across the agriculture value chain for three years has led to last mile delivery plans of setting up efficient seed systems in the region. So far,over 14,268 project farmers in 369 farmer groups in the two countries received 10,963kg of seed. They produced 17,621 tons of all project crops (sorghum,pearl millet,finger millet,cowpea,green gram,groundnut and pigeonpea) valued at ~KES 42,745,918 (US$ 427,459). ­Memoranda of Understanding withMinistries of Agriculture in eight Counties in Kenya are underway and 15 farmer groups signed agreements with various off-takers to grow sorghum.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

03 Apr 20

CGIAR Research Program

GLDC

SDG

01-No_Poverty, 02-Zero_Hunger, 03-Good_Health_and_Well_Being, 05-Gender_Equality, 08-Decent_Work_and_Economic_Growth, 09-Industry_Innovation_and_Infrastructure, 13-Climate_Action, 17-Partnerships_For_The_Goals

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