Community Seed Production Sustainability in Rice-Wheat Farming

Authors: Khanal, Narayan Prasad, Maharjan, Keshav Lall

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  • Analyzes sustainability of community seed production in rice–wheat farming from economic, environmental, social, and institutional perspectives
  • Focuses on community seed production in programs related to food security, climate change, biodiversity, and poverty reduction, among other aspects
  • Measures organizational governance of the community seed producers groups and links it with household-level benefits to provide a basis for policy formulation
  • Includes a special chapter on institutionalization of community seed production that guides future directions in community seed production
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This book analyzes the sustainability of community seed production under a rice–wheat farming system from microeconomic perspectives, considering how seed producers benefit from community seed production and how those benefits continue into the future. Seed producers’ performance in resource management, governance and marketing strategies indicates current benefits, whereas soil conservation and risk-management practices provide the basis for future benefits. Community seed production is a local-level seed management system owned by farmers. This system provides the institutional mechanism to supply diversified seed demands of open-pollinated varieties of food crops in a cost-effective way in rural regions. Being able to address the concerns of food insecurity, poverty, climate stress and biodiversity loss in programs and policies of development agencies, community seed production is gaining popularity among the farmers and the policy makers in developing countries.

This book discusses the issues of organizational governance of the community seed producers’ groups and links them with household-level benefits to understand the organizational dynamism and the probable development paths of such organizations in the future. It also highlights the necessity to institutionalize lessons learned in community seed production in the stakeholders’ programs and policies. These understandings provide a basis for formulating policies for strengthening the system in developing countries. Students, researchers, policy makers and donor agencies working with CSP in the developing world will find this book useful in broadening their understanding of CSP in general and its sustainability in particular.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook 95,19 €
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Hardcover 135,19 €
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Softcover 116,63 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Community Seed Production Sustainability in Rice-Wheat Farming
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55474-5
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55474-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55473-8
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56274-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 177
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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