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Seeds of Choice: Making the Most of New Varieties for Small Farmers
     

Seeds of Choice: Making the Most of New Varieties for Small Farmers

by John Witcombe, Daljit S. Virk, John Farrington
 
Seeds of Choice provides an in-depth analysis of the regulatory frameworks that cover varietal testing, release and dissemination of seeds. This book analyses the varietal testing system used by the All India Co-ordinated Crop Improvement Projects. The study reveals that reforms are needed if a greater choice of varieties are to be provided to meet the diverse needs

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Seeds of Choice provides an in-depth analysis of the regulatory frameworks that cover varietal testing, release and dissemination of seeds. This book analyses the varietal testing system used by the All India Co-ordinated Crop Improvement Projects. The study reveals that reforms are needed if a greater choice of varieties are to be provided to meet the diverse needs of farmers in widely differing agro-ecological situations. The evidence presented in this book shows that attempts to increase the involvement of farmers in crop improvement would be the most promising reform to the system. The challenge is to incorporate farmer participation as an integral part of the varietal testing system.

This book is addressed to all those concerned with crop improvement, such as plant breeders and agricultural extensionists, agricultural development workers, including researchers, policy makers, donors, voluntary agencies and commercial seed producers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853394478
Publisher:
Practical Action Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.40(d)

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