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  1. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Western Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Niger
  2. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2007
    Eastern Africa, Kenya

    Over the last two decades, several seed-related programs have been initiated in eastern Kenya to improve farmers’ access to quality seeds of dryland cereals and legumes. They are provided during two occasions, regular and emergency times. But very often, the formal supply mechanisms limit their role in provision of seeds other than maize. In the absence of any formalized systems of seed provision for other dryland crops, such as sorghum and pigeon pea, farmers have preferred local markets for their seed needs, especially during distress periods.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2004
    Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Mali, Kenya

    Agricultural growth will prove essential for improving the welfare of the vast majority of Africa’s poor. Roughly 80 percent of the continent’s poor live in rural areas, and even those who do not will depend heavily on increasing agricultural productivity to lift them out of poverty. Seventy percent of all Africans— and nearly 90 percent of the poor—work primarily in agriculture. As consumers, all of Africa’s poor—both urban and rural—count heavily on the efficiency of the continent’s farmers.

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2008
    Kenya, Eastern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    "Smallholder producers in marginal and semiarid areas of eastern Kenya have not benefited greatly from research investments made in improvement of crops grown in such environments (sorghum, millet, and legumes, including pigeonpea) either by the international community or the national agricultural research system because of poorly developed seed systems. However, informal and local market purchases are the major sources of seed for non-maize cereals and legumes.

  5. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2007
    Southern Asia, Asia, India

    The study relates village seed systems to biological diversity of millet crops grown by farmers in the semi-arid lands of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, India. In these subsistence-oriented, semi-arid production systems the environment is marginal for crop growth and often there is no substitute for millet crops. Across communities, farmers grow 13 different combinations of pearl millet, sorghum, finger millet, little millet, and foxtail millet varieties, but individual farmers grow an average of only 2–3 millet varieties per season.

  6. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2015
    Western Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Niger

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