On-farm seed priming has been widely tested with a range of crops in Africa and Asia. The conclusion: it provides better crop growth and yield at little or no extra cost to farmers and needs little additional labour. Policy action needed to promote this technology is noted.
RIU Policy Brief 9, Aylesford, UK: Natural Resources International, 2 pp.
Policy Brief 9: Simple and successful: new seed-priming techniques boost farmers’ yields.