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Evaluations/Assessments | September 28, 2017

A Seed System Security Assessment in Diffa, Niger

This assessment studied seed access and availability in the Toumour commune of Diffa, Niger. The goal was to determine whether seed fairs would be an appropriate response to the ongoing food security crisis. The researcher also examined the seed system in Diffa town, the regional capital, and its links to Niger's overall seed system.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

INTRODUCTION

Background on the Diffa crisis

Need for a Seed System Security Assessment

 

METHODOLOGY

Selected Zone and Farming System

Use of Inputs

 

SEED SYSTEMS IN NIGER: A BRIEF OVERVIEW

The Formal Seed System

Seed Distribution/Seed Aid

Diffa Seed Markets

 

HOUSEHOLD AND COMMUNITY SEED ASSESSMENT RESULTS

Sources of Seed

Seed Availability and Access

 

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommendations for Seed Fairs

Recommendations for Improving Access

Recommendations for Improving Seed Quality

 

ANNEX A: ASSESSMENT PARTICIPANTS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

LIST OF FIGURES

LIST OF TABLES