Dryland cereals, Grain legumes
Eastern and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa
Early generation seed business models in the era of COVID-19 harvesting best practices in sub-saharan africa
Seed business models, COVID-19, sub-Saharan Africa, Webinar, EGS, Seed production, Agronomic practices, Smallholder farmers, Science of delivery.
West & Central Africa program, Eastern & Southern Africa Program
ICRISAT Happenings 1871-6, 11 September 2020
The objectives of this webinar are to harvest best early generation seed (EGS) business models to sustain quality seed production and supply using expert knowledge; and Explore best business models fit for recovery from COVID-19. While the science of discovery has made significant breakthroughs in developing new varieties and agronomic practices, few of these technologies have made their way to smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. The science of delivery has still a long way to go as a large proportion of farmers is using poor quality seed of old sub-optimally adapted varieties.