New seed project for West Africa
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CTA. 1997. New seed project for West Africa. Spore 71. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (LITA), with financial support from the German Agency for Technical Aid (GTZ), is implementing a project known as the Promotion of Seed Production and Marketing in West Africa.The aim of the...
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (LITA), with financial support from the German Agency for Technical Aid (GTZ), is implementing a project known as the Promotion of Seed Production and Marketing in West Africa. The aim of the project is to support the national supply of seed and planting material, and to promote regional development and dissemination of professional knowledge in the seed sector of West Africa. This will be done by supporting the production and marketing of quality seed and planting material of national organizations and institutions; by transferring existing know-how in the seed sector by providing advisory services to the format and informal seed sector; by promoting the development and introduction of appropriate varieties of seed and planting material; by carrying out seed sector analyses for the different countries in West Africa; by supporting and promoting the development of fast propagation methods for root, tuber crops, plantain and bananas; and by establishing a network in West Africa in which national seed organizations will actively cooperate to improve both the national and the regional seed sectors. This regional project is based in Ghana at the Crops Research Institute in Kumasi under the umbrella of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. Dr A J G van Gastel, Team Leader, Promotion of Seed Production and Marketing in West Africa Administrative Office PO Box 9608 K / A, Accra, GHANA