Improving access to quality seeds in Africa


AIVs (African indigenous vegetables) have traditionally been a significant contributor to food security, nutrition and incomes for smallholder farmers in East Africa. However, lack of good quality seed has hampered farmers in meeting the growing demand. This case study shows how CABI tested three farmer-led seed production models in Kenya and Tanzania. We promoted access to good quality seeds and helped stakeholders develop the necessary skills to establish and manage seed production and marketing enterprises.


Kimenye, L. Improving access to quality seeds in Africa. CABI, Wallingford, UK (2014) 7 pp. [CABI impact case study series No. 7] [DOI: 10.1079/CABICOMM-64-57]

Improving access to quality seeds in Africa

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