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Researchable constraints in the seed sector in developing countries

Researchable constraints in the seed sector in developing countries

Wright, Mark (1996) Researchable constraints in the seed sector in developing countries. Technical Report. Natural Resources Institute, Chatham, UK.

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Abstract

The seed sector is addressed in its widest possible sense and aspects that have been considered in compiling this report are outlined in part A This section also details potential areas for support and researchable constraints on a thematic, rather than a country by country, basis, in a way that reflects a logical division of the seed sector. A Priority for Support section is structured differently in summarising the most important, and developmentally significant, constraints as a focus for future discussion and action. A broad range of topics are covered that all have a bearing on the seed sector. However, this document does not claim to be a definitive guide to closely related issues, such as plant breeding, biodiversity and intellectual property rights. In this report the term seed is used to refer to true seed. In general, plants that are vegetatively propagated have not been included because their needs are different to those of plants with seed propagation (even though this is an extremely important sector). Each of the discrete points raised reflects the fact that it was mentioned by at least one respondent. To avoid repetition, the topics are not attributed to source in the body of the text. However, in the Priority for Support section the inclusion of topics as priority areas is justified with an indication of which institutions supported their inclusion. The views expressed are derived from responses to the postal information requests as well as detailed discussions with the following groups: the ODA Bangladesh Agricultural Support Services project and USC Bangladesh (an NGO); vegetable breeders from the Asian SA VERNET network; ICARDA {Syria); ICRISAT (India); FAO and IPGRI (Rome); and ODI, the University of Edinburgh, Kew Gardens and ACTIONAID in the UK. Colleagues at NRI also helped in formulating ideas for the report which represents the common perceptions of workers currently active in the seed sector; it is not meant to be a review of the literature. Part B gives an overview of UK institutions active in the seed sector based on a postal request for information sent to 35 individuals and groups. Recipients, with addresses, are listed in Appendix 1. Part C gives an overview of world-wide institutions active in the seed sector based on a postal request for information sent to 70 individuals and groups. Recipients, with addresses, are listed in Appendix 2.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information: © Natural Resources Institute 1996
Uncontrolled Keywords: seed sector, development, constraints, seed systems
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment Department
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
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Last Modified: 22 Jun 2016 15:36
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12126

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