Review of the Wheat Seed Sector in Afghanistan

Review of the Wheat Seed Sector in Afghanistan

This review of the wheat seed sector builds on the historical program data available, discussions with actors involved in the seed sector and extensive field observations by the author. The paper analyses the strength and shortcomings of emergency and longer term seed programs, discusses in details issues such as seed needs assessments, seed quality and seed adaptability with due considerations to the peculiarities of the Afghan context. The paper reviews the challenges ahead in transforming the current seed multiplication system in a post-war context and briefly presents a possible approach to undertake necessary changes. Read the paper....

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