Seed Provision and Agricultural Development

Seed Provision and Agricultural Development

Robert Tripp

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James Currey

Overview

Overview

This work investigates the strengths and weaknesses of seed management in traditional farming systems.
Many of the current controversies over globalization, intellectual property protection, biotechnology and the future of farming are played out in seed provision. This book examines seed management in traditional farming systems, reviews the history of formal plant breeding and the origins of seed trade, and examines the roles of the public and private sectors in the contemporary seed systems of industrialized and developing countries.
The book also describes the major types of aid interventions in developing country seed systems and explains why many of these have not been successful. The examples in this book are drawn from original research in Asia, Africa and Latin America as well as from an extensive review of the literature. The result is a comprehensive picture of seed provision that allows the reader to go beyond the oversimplified views that dominate debates about agricultural development.

Published in association with the ODI
North America: Heinemann

Details

January 2001
256 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780852554203
Format: Paperback
James Currey
BIC KNAC, 2AB
BISAC LCO001000
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Reviews

...an original contribution to the field. Furthermore, because it synthesizes a lot of information about disparate areas, it will fill an important gap in the literature. - Michael Morris at CIMMYT in Mexico
... the author allows the reader to have a comprehensive picture of seed provision and the complexities involved within the context of agricultural development. LEISA MAGAZINE
An insightful and informative book that would be appropriate as a secondary text for upper-level undergraduate and for graduate courses on rural development and agricultural change. It also would be excellent reading for development practitioners working in the agricultural sector. - William G. Moseley in AFRICAN STUDIES REVIEW