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African seed enterprises : sowing the seeds of food security / edited by Paul Van Mele, Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), Jeffery W. Bentley, Bolivia, Robert G. Guéi, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy.

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Subject: Seed industry and trade > Africa > Case studies.
Seeds > Economic aspects > Africa.
Seeds > Africa > Marketing.
Food crops > Seeds > Africa.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 236 pages) : illustrations, maps, charts
  • Publisher: Wallingford, Oxfordshire ; Published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Africa Rice Center by arrangement with CAB International, 2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: a full granary / Robert G. Guéi, Jeffery W. Bentley and Paul Van Mele -- How seed works / Jeffery W. Bentley, Paul Van Mele and J. David Reece -- Cameroon : revolving funds make a difference / Drissa Silué, Abdoulaye Barra and Robert G. Guéi -- Nigeria : clustered seed companies / Jeffery W. Bentley, Olupomi Ajayi and Kehinde Adelugba -- Mali : when government gives entrepreneurs room to grow / Daniel N. Dalohoun, Paul Van Mele, Eva Weltzien, Dioukamady Diallo, Hamidou Guindo and Kirsten vom Brocke -- Guinea : networks that work / Florent Okry, Daniel N. Dalohoun, Sékou Diawara, M. Billo Barry and Paul Van Mele -- The Gambia : capturing the media / J. David Reece, Daniel N. Dalohoun, Essa Drammeh, Paul Van Mele and Saidu Bah -- Morocco : the visible hand / Abderrahmane Lyamani, Drissa Silué and Robert G. Guéi -- Kenya : a company, a cooperative and a family / Michael Misiko, Conny Almekinders, Ian Barker, Dina Borus, Judith Oggema and John Mukalama -- Uganda : dreams of starting a company / Paul Van Mele, Michael A. Ugen, David Wanyama, Robert Anyang, Jean Claude Rubyogo and Louise Sperling -- Madagascar : coping with relief aid and politics / Paul Van Mele, Ketamalala Randriamilandy, Noroseheno Ralisoa and Raymond Rabeson -- Conclusions / Jeffery W. Bentley, Paul Van Mele and Robert G. Guéi.
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Abstract: The case studies from nine African countries presented in this book provide an overview of the current status of the African seed sector, and associated challenges and opportunities. They form a solid basis for a broad-based discussion on how to strengthen the sector to the benefit of food security across the continent. Case studies of seed enterprises are arranged by country, and each chapter includes a profile of the agricultural and policy environment that surrounds these enterprises and affects their development. Each case is unique and presents its own set of lessons, and as a whole, this wide range of experiences is a rich source of data and ideas for future enterprise, offering valuable insights for policy makers, academics and non-governmental organizations throughout the world. The book has 12 chapters, a glossary of terms and a subject index.
Additional Physical Form available Note: Also available in print format.
Source of Description Note: Title from PDF title page (viewed August 7, 2013).
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