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By Venkatachalam Venkatesan

ISBN-10: 0821330861

ISBN-13: 9780821330869

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Senegal and The Gambia - On-Farm Seed Project The On-Farm Seed Project (OFSP) being implemented in Senegal (Annex 6) and The Gambia is an example of farmers' involvement in seed selection, production, storage and distribution. According to Winrock International (see Osborn 1990), "More than 90 percent of farmers in developing countries sow seed selected and saved from their own fields. The farmers' principal sources of seeds are the locally adapted varieties that have evolved through traditional selection and production practices.

203Cleaver, A Strategy to Develop Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa and a Focus for the World BankNo. 208Bindlish and Evenson, Evaluation of the Performance of T&V Extension in KenyaNo. 209Keith, Property Tax: A Practical Manual for Anglophone AfricaNo. 214Bonfiglioli, Agro-pastoralism in Chad as a Strategy for Survival: An Essay on the Relationship between Anthropology and StatisticsNo. 218Mohan, editor, Bibliography of Publications: Technical Department, Africa RegionJuly 1987 to December 1992No.

The columns of the table represent the agro-ecological potential. Thus, Kitale in Kenya will be high potential, and Sahelian Burkina Faso will be low potential; the rows represent the farmer's resource endowment, the size of the farm being the most dominant criterion. The cells indicate the farmer's risk tolerance capacity. Table 1. 3 At one end of the spectrum of farmers are those who cannot afford the cash outlay involved in purchasing seed, and who can be helped to increase production through better use of their own saved seed.

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