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Performance Of Direct Seed Marketing Pilot Program In Ethiopia Lessons For Scaling Up

Author : Mekonen, Leulsegged Kasa
Genre : Political Science
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This study evaluates the impact in the main cropping season of 2015 of a new approach to the distribution of improved seed in Ethiopia, known as Direct Seed Marketing (DSM). Under DSM, seed producers are allowed to sell seed directly to farmers, in contrast to the conventional seed marketing (CSM) system in which seed passes from seed producers to regional Bureaus of Agriculture to woreda Agricultural Offices to Development Agents, cooperative unions, and primary cooperatives, who, in turn, sell the seed to farmers. The study is based on a survey of 800 farmers, 118 agricultural extension workers, 75 seed sellers, and 24 seed producers in Amhara, Oromia, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples (SNNP), and Tigray regions. The performance of the DSM program in 2015 was evaluated on eight criteria: seed availability, sufficiency of supply, timeliness of delivery, seed pricing, quality, ensuring accountability for low-quality seed, ease of purchase, and use of public resources. The results indicate that DSM had heterogeneous effects across the different regions, showing the need to strengthen the sharing of experiences with the program across the regions of Ethiopia to scale up DSM’s benefits. However, when we consider the overall DSM program without regional disaggregation, the DSM and CSM systems do not differ significantly on most of the eight criteria, although DSM required significantly less of the time of the farmer-level agricultural extension agents, the Development Agents. DSM performed as well as CSM across the eight criteria examined, while requiring 39 percent less time for the involvement the Development Agents. Farmers’ subjective views of DSM were quite positive. On most criteria, 50 to 65 percent of farmers said DSM performed “better” or “much better” than CSM. The study also identifies specific areas where the performance of DSM needs to be improved. A review of international experience with seed systems is used to provide some additional recommendations regarding the longer-term development of seed systems in Ethiopia.

Supply And Demand For Quality Potato Seed In Indonesia

Author : Fuglie, K.O.
ISBN : 9789716140330
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Seed Potato Systems In The Philippines

Author : Charles C. Crissman
ISBN : 9290601361
Genre : Potatoes
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Potatoes in the Philippines; Breeding and variety selection for seed production; Inital seed multiplication; Building seed supplies; Other organized potato production schemes; Crop protection and storage; Issues.

Alternative Strategies For Smallholder Seed Supply

Author : David Deems Rohrbach
ISBN : CORNELL:31924081072039
Genre : Farms, Small
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Assessment Of Freshwater Fish Seed Resources For Sustainable Aquaculture

Author : Melba G. Bondad-Reantaso
ISBN : 9251058954
Genre : Nature
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Strategic Analysis Proposed Strategic Plan And Recommendations For Michigan Public Variety Field Seed And Seed Potato Producers

Author : Allen Francis Wysocki
ISBN : MSU:31293016914610
Genre : Electronic dissertations
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Implications Of Soybean Producer Perceptions For Public Variety Development And Distribution Policy

Author : Thomas M. Shephard
ISBN : MSU:31293007797347
Genre : Consumer behavior
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Soybean Research And Development In Indonesia

Author : J. W. T. Bottema
ISBN : CORNELL:31924052377037
Genre : Soybean
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Designing Successful Farmer Managed Seed Systems

Author : Sharanjit S. Bal
ISBN : WISC:89037126018
Genre : Seed distribution
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Potato Atlas And Compendium Of Pakistan

Author : Urs Zanoni
ISBN : WISC:89049475429
Genre : Potatoes
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Cereal Seed Industry In Asia And The Pacific

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105040615234
Genre : Grain
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ISBN : IND:30000047100106
Genre : Africa
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Soil Fertility Recapitalization And Agricultural Intensification Project

Author : Tanzania
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112330134
Genre : Agricultural development projects
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The Potato Marketing System In Major Production And Demand Areas In The Philippines

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Bibliography Of Agriculture

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ISBN : UOM:39015055285004
Genre : Agriculture
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Seed Supply Systems In Developing Countries

Author : N. P. Louwaars
ISBN : WISC:89063190235
Genre : Seed distribution
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Working Paper Series

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924089451185
Genre : Agriculture
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Proceedings International Wheat Quality Conference

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Genre : Wheat
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World Agricultural Economics And Rural Sociology Abstracts

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ISBN : UCLA:L0086669611
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Bread Wheat

Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
ISBN : UOM:39015056881108
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Wheat is the most widely grown cereal crop in the world, with an ever increasing demand. It plays a fundamental role in food security, and a major challenge is to meet the additional requirements with new cultivars and improved cropping technologies. This book covers information from a number of international experts on the current status of research on wheat improvement and production (wheat breeding programs and genetics), as well as on other aspects (including wheat diseases), from its evolutionary origins to seed production technologies. [from the FAO website]

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