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Production and marketing of maize seed in Kenya in the coming decade

By: Ndegwa, C | Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT), Mexico DF (Mexico).
Contributor(s): Abuga, H [coaut.] | Kundu, W [coaut.] | Ransom, J.K.|Palmer, A.F.E.|Zambezi, B.T.|Mduruma, Z.O.|Waddington, S.R.|Pixley, K.V.|Jewell, D.C [eds.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookAnalytics: Show analyticsPublisher: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) CIMMYT : 1997ISBN: 92-9146-025-7.Subject(s): Kenya | Marketing | Marketing channels | Production factors | Seed certification | CIMMYT | Zea mays AGROVOC | Hybrids AGROVOCDDC classification: 633.15 Summary: To meet the seed maize demand into the early phase of the next century (1996-2006) seed production must increase by 50%. Achieving these production targets will require overcoming obstacles regarding (a) Basic and certified seed multiplication. (b) Financing the seed growers for acquisition of farm inputs, labour for planting, weed control, detasseling and harvesting. As the seed production hectarage is expected to expand there will be a need to move to other potential production zones. Decentralizing of the seed production units will require handling larger volumes of seed. The marketing network will include appointment of agents i.e. KFA, subagent stockists, sale representatives and government extension personnel to effect the promotion and mobility of seed distribution to all maize growing zones of our country. Of course, the incentives for marketing commercial maize seed must be increased. Considering the regional co-operation within the East African states, the distribution of current maize varieties will be easier, provided that top quality seed is available and other trading facilities are in place.Collection: CIMMYT Publications Collection
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CIMMYT Publications Collection 633.15 EAS No. 5 (Browse shelf) 1 Available L624172
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To meet the seed maize demand into the early phase of the next century (1996-2006) seed production must increase by 50%. Achieving these production targets will require overcoming obstacles regarding (a) Basic and certified seed multiplication. (b) Financing the seed growers for acquisition of farm inputs, labour for planting, weed control, detasseling and harvesting. As the seed production hectarage is expected to expand there will be a need to move to other potential production zones. Decentralizing of the seed production units will require handling larger volumes of seed. The marketing network will include appointment of agents i.e. KFA, subagent stockists, sale representatives and government extension personnel to effect the promotion and mobility of seed distribution to all maize growing zones of our country. Of course, the incentives for marketing commercial maize seed must be increased. Considering the regional co-operation within the East African states, the distribution of current maize varieties will be easier, provided that top quality seed is available and other trading facilities are in place.

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9712|AGRIS 9702

Jose Juan Caballero

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