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Legumes grow money: Success script of seed systems in Malawi 

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Resource ID

18543

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Policy & Institutions, Seed systems

Crops

Grain legumes, Chickpea, Groundnut, Pigeonpea

Systems

Farming Systems, Cropping Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

Eastern and Southern Africa, Malawi

Global Date

14/Aug/2020

Title

Legumes grow money: Success script of seed systems in Malawi

Keywords

Malawi, Seed Systems, Agricultural value chain, Seed revolving fund, MSIDP, Public-Private Partnership, Smallholder Farmer Clubs

Language

English

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Eastern & Southern Africa Program, Theme: Crop improvement and seed systems

Story Partners

The Department of Agricultural Research Services (DARS) and the Department of Agricultural Extension Services (DAES) (both under the Ministry of Agriculture in Malawi), The Legumes Development Trust; International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1867-3, 14 August 2020

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/legumes-grow-money-success-script-of-seed-systems-in-malawi/

Description

An estimated US$ 40 million per annum, up from US$ 17 million in 2009, was infused into Malawi’s economy during Phase-I from legume export states a 2016 impact report of the Malawi Seed Industry Development Project. Project investments on increased adoption of improved varieties triggered the unlocking of crop productivity and livelihood opportunities in agriculture.  While the seed revolving fund bettered the lives of smallholder farmers like Gertrude Ngoma and Samson Kwenda, public-private partnerships with the Malawi Seed Alliance, Seed Traders Association and commercial entities like Kakuyu farm provided a safety net.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

14/Aug/2020

CGIAR Research Program

GLDC

SDG

01-No_Poverty, 02-Zero_Hunger, 08-Decent_Work_and_Economic_Growth, 13-Climate_Action

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