An assessment of smallholder farmers’ access to seeds says greater engagement from global seed companies would help boost yields and food security.
The Access to Seeds Index said the large multinational companies’ quality and range of seeds, if available and affordable, could help boost yields.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, smallholders are responsible for the majority of the region’s food production. However, only 2.5% of seeds used by the farmers come from global seed firms.
Read article in Africa Research Bulletin (March 16th–April 15th 2016)