Vegetable Seed Systems of Ethiopia

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Year:
2018
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Formal, Informal, Seed System, Vegetable
Authors:
Binalfew, Tesfa
Journal:
IJRAS
Volume:
5
Number:
6
Pages:
286-290
Month:
November
ISSN:
2348-3997
Abstract:
Quality seed is the fundamental unit of any production systems and the legal and regulatory environment is a significant factor impacting the availability and accessibi- -lity of improved seed.Although national and regional frameworks governing seed have been established in Ethiopia, implementation of the vegetable seed system is a critical challenge.The two systems seem to suggest that the formal and informal systems have historically overlapped and there is potential for a mixed system combining aspects of the two systems to emerge, with more relevance to the realities of smallholder farmers.The informal vegetable seed system is established with farmers to farmers exchange while the formal system is highly limited to the seed business companies. Seed business companies are dependent on importation and distribution which incurred significant amount of foreign currency. This paper provides an overview of the existing vegetable seed systems in Ethiopia
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