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2015 | 12 | 55-65
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Assessment of Seed Systems in North Western Ethiopia; with Special Emphasis on Community Based Seed Multiplication Scheme

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This study was aimed at providing an overview and assessment of the current seed systems and performance of Community Based Seed Multiplication Scheme (CBSMS) as well as reviewing challenges and ways for sustainability in Metekel Zone. CBSMS came in to existence in Metekel Zone of Benishangul Gumuz region seed systems in 2008 to narrow the gap between the galloping demand and stagnant supply of improved and quality seed. Pawe Agricultural Research Center (PARC) and its partners have come up with CBSMS with multidimensional support from the former to produce in 2013/14 3279 quintal and in 2014/15 1275 quintal of quality seed. Seed systems in Metekel Zone were observed to be complex and the role of PARC is observed to be vital. The study suggests strengthening the CBSMS as they are the main source of improved seed in the zone. Moreover, proper training of farmers, market information network, incentive mechanism, and controlling the quality of seed should be given emphasis. To make CBSMS sustainable coordination among key partners and proper institutional arrangements is of paramount importance. Strengthening farmers’ association/ union through institutional support should be given priority for sustainability of the scheme.
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  • Pawe Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Benishangul Gumuz Region PO. Box 25, Pawe District, Ethiopia
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  • Pawe Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Benishangul Gumuz Region PO. Box 25, Pawe District, Ethiopia
  • Pawe Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Benishangul Gumuz Region PO. Box 25, Pawe District, Ethiopia
  • Pawe Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Benishangul Gumuz Region PO. Box 25, Pawe District, Ethiopia
  • Pawe Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Benishangul Gumuz Region PO. Box 25, Pawe District, Ethiopia
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