Seed, fertilizer, and irrigation are the major inputs that drive improvements in agricultural productivity. High-quality seed, alone, contributes a 15–20 percent increase in output levels. For major cereals, the key constraints facing Nepalese farmers are lack of access to high-quality seed and rates of seed replacement of less than 10 percent.
How to fast track the development and release of improved varieties of seeds in Nepal? What are quality assurances? How to attract private sector investment in commercial seed production there? At the beginning of this month, IFPRI South Asia organized a 10-day seed sector study tour in India for a delegation of seed experts fromRead more