Increasing access to seeds for smallholder farmers

February 2017

News

Improved seeds can contribute to good harvests and better food security. Opinions are divided however on how farmers should obtain improved seed, and who should develop it. The newest edition of Vice Versa with contributions from SNV, is focused on this issue of seed improvement and how it can contribute to increasing food security and incomes.

Good vegetable seed on its own is not enough to obtain higher yields and make more profit. Good soil and crop management and marketing are also needed. SNV is working with Kenya Highland Seed to set up business cases that deliver the whole package and fulfil the potential of high-yielding seeds. Find out more, the full article is available for download right here.

Expert

Rik van Keulen

Global Coordinator - Horticulture