1. 01-01-1992 In this paper, the authors look briefly at farmers of small holdings and their contribution to their national economics, tjey examine how farmers perceive seed and what factors govern their adoption of new seed and seed technologies, ranging from traditional farming patterns and economic...
  2. 01-01-2002 This booklet describes the Ten Seed Technique, including potential uses, advantages, and examples of how it has been used. It also discusses strategies for choosing participants, how the resulting information can be used in project planning, and what makes a good Ten Seed facilitator. 20 pages,...
  3. 01-01-2006 In this paper, the author explores threats in a case study of the farming system of the Deccan Plateau in South India. She looks in particular at women's roles in agriculture and especially the important part woment play in saving and reproducing seeds. Gatekeeper Series, 126 24 pages
  4. 01-01-1998 The objective of this course is to provide a basic understanding of the following topics: reproductive cycles, see origin, seed collection, seed maturity, collection and postharvest care, seed extracting, insect and disease problems, seedstorage, seedlot sampling, test, and rapid viability...
  5. 01-01-1998 This manual is intended primarily to train seed collectors, seed-plant managers, seed analysts, and nursery managers, but it can serve as a resource for any training course in forest regeneration. It includes both temperate and tropical tree species of all intended uses. The manual covers the...
  6. 01-01-1992 It is rather extraordinary to think that one small seed can grow into a tree that will live for hundreds of years, reaching a size several metres in diameter. But seeds are delicate, as all farmers know. To maintain their potential to sprout, (or “viability”), seed must be collected, stored, and...
  7. 01-01-2005 Intended to assist farmers who are becoming increasingly involved in the establishment of village-based seed enterprises. 23 pages, illustrated, photos 2 copies
  8. 27-01-2020 This article summarizes several methods with which I have experimented to control various types of weevils in stored seed. Seed containers can range in size from small jars to barrels/drums, but must be airtight for these techniques to work. The techniques are relevant for seeds being stored for...
  9. 01-01-1999 This book reports on a study visit that exposed seed experts and smallholder seed producers from east and southern Africa to an advanced seed production system, such as that in Zimbabwe, which would equip them with the experience and knowledge necessary to formulate strategies likely to have a...