Seeking solutions to shortages of quality seed
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Studies in three Africa countries validate the value of seed system tools
Seed systems are essential for getting new crop varieties to farmers and, in the case of banana, cassava, potato, sweetpotato and yam, they can improve the yields of established varieties. This is because farmers plant vegetatively propagated seed (e.g., tubers, vines, or roots) for those crops, and that planting material is frequently infected with pests or diseases that can significantly reduce yields.
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