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Certified seed fetches twice the market rate: Farmers hitch onto seed production 

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Resource ID

18263

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Crop improvement, Gender, Seed systems

Crops

Dryland cereals, Pearl millets, Sorghum, Grain legumes, Chickpea, Groundnut

Systems

Farming Systems

Locations

Eastern and Southern Africa, Ethiopia, Tanzania, West and Central Africa, Burkina Faso, Mali, Nigeria, Uganda

Global Date

03 Apr 20

Title

Certified seed fetches twice the market rate: Farmers hitch onto seed production

Keywords

Certified seeds, HOPE II, AVISA, Millets, Legumes, Seed production, Food security, Migration, Women entrepreneurship, Smallholder farmers, Gender equitable, Higher productivity, Sub-Saharan Africa, Dryland Pearl millet, Sorghum, Chickpea, Groundnut

Language

English

New ICRISAT Research Programs

West & Central Africa program, Theme: Crop improvement

Story Partners

Institut de l’Environnement et Recherches Agricoles (INERA), Burkina Faso; Institut d’Economie Rurale (IER), Mali; Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR)

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1848-3, 03 April 2020

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/certified-seed-fetches-twice-the-market-rate/

Description

Growing certified improved seed of millets and legumes is a profitable business enterprise for farmer cooperatives in Mali. Improved seed summon twice the market rate and the turnover is so high that existing storage facilities can accommodate only a quarter of the production. Increased farmer incomes from seed production and as well as increased yields on farms from using quality seed has benefited the community at large leading to greater food security, reduced migration and increased women entrepreneurship.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

03 Apr 20

SDG

01-No_Poverty, 02-Zero_Hunger, 05-Gender_Equality, 08-Decent_Work_and_Economic_Growth, 09-Industry_Innovation_and_Infrastructure, 17-Partnerships_For_The_Goals

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