Indo-Swiss Cassava Network
Within the Indo-Swiss Cassava Network the socio-economic study wants to propose a model for an integrated cassava seed system for improved genetic material linking formal and informal seed systems and involving the main stakeholders.
- Lead department School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences
- Institute Resource-efficient agricultural production systems
- Research unit International Agriculture and Rural Development
- Funding organisation Others
- Duration 01.11.2017 - 31.12.2019
- Project management Dr. Karin Zbinden Gysin
- Head of project Dr. Karin Zbinden Gysin
Prof. Dr. Urs Christoph Scheidegger
Dr. Karin Zbinden Gysin
- Partner ISCB Indo-Swiss Collaboration in Biotechnology
- Keywords cassava seed system, industrial cassava production, planting material distribution system
The impact will be 1-3 model(s) of an efficient seed distribution system and availability of, among others, CMD resistant lines to the stakeholders in manner that will have to be further improved and tested by the stakeholders over time.
Course of action
Based on a literature research and meetings with experts 1-3 model(s) will be sketched and discussed / validated together with Southern Indian stakeholders in the cassava development, multiplication, production and processing sector: scientists, extension service, farmers, farmers' associations, cassava industrials, and experts from seed companies. The model will be further developed and discussed during meetings with experts and within the ISCB Cassava Network.