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Retrospective and prospective views of maize seed production and seed industry development in Nepal

By: Jha, N | Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo CIMMYT, Nepal (India) | Proceedings of a Maize Symposium Kathmandu (Nepal) 3-5 Dec 2001.
Contributor(s): Rajbhandari, N.P.|Ransom, J.K.|Adhikari, K.|Palmer, A.F.E [eds.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookAnalytics: Show analyticsPublisher: Kathmandu (Nepal) NARC|CIMMYT : 2002Description: p. 208-213.ISBN: 99933-205-1-X.Subject(s): Agricultural and rural developement | Agroclimatic zones | Crop yield | Environmental policies | Farmers | Food crops | Grain crops | Maize | Marketing | Political systems | Private sector | Seed industry | Seed production | Small farms | Stored products | CIMMYT | NARC | Agricultural research AGROVOCDDC classification: 631.536 Summary: This paper on "Retrospective and prospective views of maize seed production and seed industry development in Nepal" probes into activities of the agencies involved in maize seed research, seed production, processing, storage and the marketing mechanism. The infrastructure and present seed business position of the Agriculture Inputs Corporation (main public institution involved) has been presented in detail. The HMG decisions and progress regarding the formation of a National seed company to ensure a sufficient amount of quality seed supply in the country has also been analyzed. Seed operations require a high level of slow "turnover" working capital or credit relative to the investment. Investment capital is needed at the beginning for acquisition of processing machines, equipment, and many other facilities essential for seed operations. When the policy is for full participation by the private sector in seed production and supply, seed prices should reflect the total costs of production, processing and marketing, and an equitable rate of return on investment, otherwise the private sector cannot survive. Hence, our present seed production and seed supply system, political environment and economic policy favorable for the participation of foreign seed companies have also been discussed Issues and problems regarding the demand forecast, kind of seed production and marketing strategy were minutely examined. Furthermore, the development of the seed industry is related with food production, hence, the approach to develop a strategy for increased maize production and marketing has been suggested. The paper recommends the establishment of a sound seed industry in the country.Collection: CIMMYT Publications Collection
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This paper on "Retrospective and prospective views of maize seed production and seed industry development in Nepal" probes into activities of the agencies involved in maize seed research, seed production, processing, storage and the marketing mechanism. The infrastructure and present seed business position of the Agriculture Inputs Corporation (main public institution involved) has been presented in detail. The HMG decisions and progress regarding the formation of a National seed company to ensure a sufficient amount of quality seed supply in the country has also been analyzed. Seed operations require a high level of slow "turnover" working capital or credit relative to the investment. Investment capital is needed at the beginning for acquisition of processing machines, equipment, and many other facilities essential for seed operations. When the policy is for full participation by the private sector in seed production and supply, seed prices should reflect the total costs of production, processing and marketing, and an equitable rate of return on investment, otherwise the private sector cannot survive. Hence, our present seed production and seed supply system, political environment and economic policy favorable for the participation of foreign seed companies have also been discussed Issues and problems regarding the demand forecast, kind of seed production and marketing strategy were minutely examined. Furthermore, the development of the seed industry is related with food production, hence, the approach to develop a strategy for increased maize production and marketing has been suggested. The paper recommends the establishment of a sound seed industry in the country.

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