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Africa seed index raises bigger yield hopes for farmers

An initiative has been launched to help improve smallholder farmers’ access to a wider array of modern, more productive food crop varieties.

The African Seed Access Index (TASAI) monitors the state of the continent’s seed sector and highlights problems that prevent seeds reaching farmers.

Organisers hope the scheme will shake off "decades of complacent government seed monopolies".

Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Kenya featured in the first assessment.

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Crédits: AK-Project