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West and Central Africa (WCA) Annual Report - 2017 : The power of 3: Women farmers front runners in creating community seed systems in Burkina Faso 

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18375

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Crop improvement, Seed systems

Crops

Grain legumes

Systems

Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

West and Central Africa, Burkina Faso

Global Date

11 Jan 19

Title

West and Central Africa (WCA) Annual Report - 2017 : The power of 3: Women farmers front runners in creating community seed systems in Burkina Faso

Keywords

WCA Annual Report,Community seed producers, MSP, Improved seed production, Good agronomic practices, Groundnut, Early-maturing variety, SH470P, Legumes

Language

English

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West & Central Africa program

Size of PDF

1369 kB

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

West and Central Africa (WCA) Annual Report - 2017

Story Published Date

2019-01-11

Story Lead Center

ICRISAT

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.slideshare.net/icrisatsmco/west-and-central-africa-wca-annual-report-2017-the-power-of-3-women-farmers-front-runners-in-creating-community-seed-systems-in-burkina-faso

Description

This annual report is an overview of the major achievements in improving the livelihoods of farmers who are end users of the results of our research. All community seed producers (about 90% female) in each MSP were trained in improved seed production and good agronomic practices. "Earlier, I used to grow an unproductive local variety whose seeds were too small and difficult to decorticate and which barely yielded much. I would sow any way I liked, Now I do the sowing in rows. I follow many other improved agronomic practices since I am trained for seed production. I even apply fertilizer to my groundnut field. Access to improved seed has allowed me to double my harvest to 2 bags (200 kg) from 0.25 ha, compared to 100 kg earlier,” says Mrs Bambara Alizeta who is now growing early-maturing variety SH470P. 

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