Seed system (general usage)


Network analysis


“A seed system is the network of stakeholders involved in providing, managing, replacing, and distributing the seed of a particular crop in a certain area. In a formal seed system, these components are regulated by the public sector, e.g., standards are set by government; in an informal seed system, the farmers themselves manage these components ”


Bentley, J.W., Andrade-Piedra, J., Demo, P., Dzomeku, B., Jacobsen, K., Kikulwe, E., Kromann, P., Kumar, P.L., McEwan, M., Mudege, N., Ogero, K., Okechukwu, R., Orrego, R., Ospina, B., Sperling, L., Walsh, S., Thiele, G., 2018. Understanding root, tuber, and banana seed systems and coordination breakdown: a multi-stakeholder framework. Journal of Crop Improvement 32, 599–621.

Last Updated:

Nov. 2020
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