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Community-Based Seed Systems: Improving Access to Quality Seeds

posted Jan 11, 2015, 6:28 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 16, 2016, 1:48 AM by Unknown user ]
Lack of access to good-quality rice seeds, inadequate storage facilities to keep seeds healthy and viable for the next cropping season, not haing enough money to buy seeds, and experiencing long hungry months -- these are some of the reasons Arakan Valley farmers adopted the community-based seed systems (CBSS). This chapter discusses CBSS has evolved in the area and how it was able to help farmers to raise their productivity and preserve their time-treasured landraces.

This book chapter was developed by CURE as part of "Moving up Innovations to Scale" published by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).