Most farmers in sub-Saharan Africa plant their own or locally traded maize seed. So, both informal and formal seed systems need to be improved in order to achieve widespread pro-poor benefits from modern, disease-resistant varieties. Governments, the private sector and farmers need to work together to ensure that all can benefit.
RIU Policy Brief 4, Aylesford, UK: Natural Resources International, 2 pp.
Policy Brief 4: Improving farmers’ access to quality seed.