Access to information on varieties in the public domain


Willem Heemskerk, Ivan Rwomushana, Ernest Asiedu, Jean Claude Rubyogo, Francisco Miti, Samba Traore, Hannington Odame, Charles Lungaho, Enock Maereka, Dan Kiambi, Stephen Tindimubona, Sokona Dagnoko, Tsedeke Abate, Ronnie Vernooy, Carlo Fadda, Louise Sperling

Information on varieties is available in research reports, databases and variety release records, as well as in national and regional catalogues. However, oftentimes the information on these varieties and their use does not reach seed producers and farmers at the same rate that varieties become available.The cases studies and analysis focused on (i) information generation and processing, including the related communication services and mechanisms; and (ii) knowledge application of seed producers involving seed business development services and extension.