Seeds for Needs is testing the performance of local varieties available in national genebanks by planting them in different climatic conditions. This process involves farmers, research partners, extension officers and the national genebank of Ethiopia. Participatory variety selection is used to select new varieties for introduction into farmers cropping systems.
van de Gevel, J.; Gellaw, A.; Fadda, C. Seeds for Needs: participatory variety selection. Bioversity International, Nairobi, Kenya (2013) 2 pp. [Policy Brief no 3]