Seed Provision and Agricultural Development

Seed Provision and Agricultural Development

by Robert Tripp
     
 

ISBN-10: 032507075X

ISBN-13: 9780325070759

Pub. Date: 06/20/2001

Publisher: Heinemann

"This book provides a detailed look at the strengths and weaknesses of seed management in traditional farming systems, reviews the history of formal plant breeding and the origins of seed trade, and examines the roles of the public and private sectors in the contemporary seed systems of industrialised and developing countries." "The book also describes the major types…  See more details below

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"This book provides a detailed look at the strengths and weaknesses of seed management in traditional farming systems, reviews the history of formal plant breeding and the origins of seed trade, and examines the roles of the public and private sectors in the contemporary seed systems of industrialised and developing countries." "The book also describes the major types of aid interventions in developing country seed systems and explains why many of these have not been successful." The examples in this book are drawn from original research in Asia, African and Latin America as well as from an extensive review of the literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325070759
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
06/20/2001
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
3.36(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface & Acknowledgements
1Agricultural Development1
2Information & Incentives: An Outline of Institutional Analysis11
3Seeds & Varieties27
4Farmers' Seed Management45
5The Emergence of Commercial Seed Trade65
6The Public Sector Role in Seed Systems88
7The Experience of Seed Development Projects113
8Seed System Development135
References151
Index169

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