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Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (2011)

Improved seed for poor farmers : contribution of CBDA managed improved seed distribution system : the case of Enebssie Sar Midir district, Eastern Gojam Zone, Ethiopia

Tewoldebirhan, Menassie Debessaye

Titre : Improved seed for poor farmers : contribution of CBDA managed improved seed distribution system : the case of Enebssie Sar Midir district, Eastern Gojam Zone, Ethiopia

Auteur : Tewoldebirhan, Menassie Debessaye

Université de soutenance : Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences

Grade : Master of Development, specialisation in Food Security 2011

Résumé partiel
The Ethiopian agriculture is subsistence with small land holding. Access to improved seed is critical for increased production and productivity, but small holder farmers face high price and late delivery (Bishaw, Sahlu and Simane, 2008). This research assesses the contribution of CBDA managed seed distribution in availing improved seed to poor farmers. The case is that of Alem Birhan Community Based Development Association (AB-CBDA) in Enebssie Sar Midir District of Eastern Gojam Zone in Ethiopia. Access to improved seed for poor farmers was a problem diagnosed by Agri Service Ethiopia (ASE) during program formulations. To alleviate the problem, ASE, a country resident charity, has been trying to facilitate establishment of community based seed distribution system which is run by CBDAs. AB-CBDA was established with the facilitation of ASE with the objective of “community taking over the achievement and sustaining of development issues on its own hands” (ASE CBI strategy). The improved seed distribution system is one of its activities. AB-CBDA has been trying to avail improved seed to poor farmers without prepayment in loan basis and collects the loan with affordable interest to re circulate the seed to other needy farmers. However, how far the system has contributed in solving the problem hasn’t been assessed. The effect of the lack of improved seed on the poor farmers, the various actions taken by AB CBDA to solve these problems, the achieved results of the CBDA seed system, the role of partners and issues for sustainability were assessed through a questionnaire developed for 30(13F) sample users of the service, discussion carried out with 3 sample seed committees of 3 branches, discussion with AB-CBDA secretariat staff and BoM members, discussion with heads of ESE at Bahir Dar, and the Regional Amhara BoA&RD input distribution section and a delegated staff of ASE

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