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THE IMPORTANCE OF INFORMAL SEED SECTOR AND ITS RELATION WITH THE LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK

By Conny Almekinders

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This paper considers strengths and weaknesses of the informal and formal seed as a basis for seed sector development. The informal seed sector is defined as the total of farmers ’ seed production, selection and seed exchange activities. Farmers play an important role in seed supply but they are generally not considered as a partner in the seed sector. Seed produced by farmers is still the most important seed source in the majority of developing countries. The efforts to replace farmers ’ seed for seed supplied by the formal sector as a component of agricultural development has only been partially successful. Recognition of complementarity of the formal and informal seed sector offers opportunities to improve seed supply by supporting farmers ’ seed production. The legislative framework can significantly limit these possibilities for support, depending its conditions. In such situations, re-orientation of this framework to improve seed supply needs to be considered

Year: 2011
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