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Farmers' knowledge and practices in smallholder seed production, with special reference to a case study in central America

By: Bruijn, G. de | ILCA/ICARDA Research Planning Workshop on Seed Production by Smallholder Farmers. Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). 13-15 Jun 1994.
Contributor(s): Almekinders, C [coaut.] | Keune, L [coaut.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookAnalytics: Show analyticsPublisher: 1994ISSN: 92-9053-288-2.Subject(s): America | Enterprises | Farms | Latin America | Organization, administration and management of agricultural enterprises or farms | Plant production | Production | Seed production | Small enterprises | TaxaDDC classification: 95-130046 Summary: The importance and dominant role of farmer-managed local or informal seed supply systems in developing countries and the dynamic way in which they develop is described. Examples of farmers' knowledge and practices are given. Results are presented of a case study in Central America which illustrates the integration of local systems within their agro-ecological and socio-economic contexts. As these systems are a vital and integral part of the complete farming systems into which they fit, they should not be studied in isolation. The need for better use of local knowledge is stressed. It is concluded that local and formal systems have a complementary value and that seed technologists and farmers should join their efforts in a participatory approach. The question is not whether both parties should cooperate, but how this cooperation can be made more productiveCollection: AGRIS Collection
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1 fig., 6 tables; ref. Summary (En)

The importance and dominant role of farmer-managed local or informal seed supply systems in developing countries and the dynamic way in which they develop is described. Examples of farmers' knowledge and practices are given. Results are presented of a case study in Central America which illustrates the integration of local systems within their agro-ecological and socio-economic contexts. As these systems are a vital and integral part of the complete farming systems into which they fit, they should not be studied in isolation. The need for better use of local knowledge is stressed. It is concluded that local and formal systems have a complementary value and that seed technologists and farmers should join their efforts in a participatory approach. The question is not whether both parties should cooperate, but how this cooperation can be made more productive

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