Authors: Jason Donovan, Pieter Rutsaert, David Spielman, Kelvin Mashisia Shikuku, and Matty Demont
Keywords: integrated development; guidance; value chain

“Where CGIAR breeding programs rely on the private sector for the multiplication and distribution of improved cultivars, persistent challenges have dampened their impact on varietal adoption and turnover rates. Part of the problem is that research and practice in CGIAR and among its national breeding program partners tend to treat the private sector as a vehicle for seed delivery, rather than as commercial businesses facing a range of unique constraints and threats.” […]

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