Community-Based Seed System. Rice Farmer’s Guide: Improving seed quality

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Lack of quality seed constitutes one of the major constraints to improving rice production in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) deeply appreciates your expertise in rice seed production and seed conservation and your contributions to the preservation of traditional varieties. Through this guide, AfricaRice wishes to work with you to find sustainable solutions to the problems of village community seed supply.

This practical guide i) provides information and training material; ii) explains in detail the characteristics of good seed and describes the various operations towards ensuring quality seed production; iii) aims to promote a better understanding of indigenous rice production and conservation techniques, strengthen traditional seed dissemination networks, and facilitate the establishment of small-scale seed enterprises in rural areas.

AfricaRice hopes that the guide will help you improve the quality of your seed to meet your own requirements and the needs of your local community.

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