Formal or Informal? Analysis of the Potato Seed System in Rwanda

Ferrari, L.; Fromm, Ingrid; Scheidegger, Urs; Muhire, A. (2018). Formal or Informal? Analysis of the Potato Seed System in Rwanda Open Access Journal of Agricultural Research, 3(10), 000206. Medwin Publishers

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The aim of the study was to analyze the formal and informal potato seed supply system in Rwanda and their interactions (year 2016). Three instruments were applied during this research: formal and informal interviews and expert interviews. In order to supply Rwandan farmers with high quality seed, the formal and informal systems must be complementary and mutually dependent. It is suggested that the certified seed production must be combined with the development of strong and targeted linkages along with the informal seed sector. At the same time, the strengthening of the informal seed system must be improved to increase the seed quality produced by farmers. The promotion of the integrated participative approaches in breeding, seed production and distribution would help improve the complementary between the two systems. By doing this, the actual quantity of certified seed could have a major impact on the overall seed supply and increase the seed quantity in the country.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL > Resource-efficient agricultural production systems
School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL > HAFL Hugo P. Cecchini Institute

Name:

Ferrari, L.;
Fromm, Ingrid;
Scheidegger, Urs and
Muhire, A.

Subjects:

H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture

ISSN:

2474-8846

Publisher:

Medwin Publishers

Language:

English

Submitter:

Admin import user

Date Deposited:

19 Nov 2019 13:30

Last Modified:

23 Sep 2020 08:50

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Seed Systems; Potato; Formal and Informal Systems; Rwanda

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.6847

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/6847

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