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Marketing - Analysis of the Seed Market in Afghanistan -EC-FAO

Developed by Sam Kugbei Senior Technical Adviser, GCP/AFG/018/EC and Shahabuddin Shahab FAO Consultant FAO UN "There is a lack of information in Afghanistan about the effective demand for seed of the major field crops. Without such information it is difficult to promote commercial seed production for the purpose of sale to farmers. In order to generate relevant information about seed demand, the FAO/EC project Strengthening National Seed Production Capacity in Afghanistan (GCP/AFG/018/EC) organized a Survey in May- June 2004, which was carried out by the Coordination of Afghan Relief (CoAR) Survey Unit (formerly called the Afghan Survey Unit) to: (i) examine the seed buying behaviour of farming households with the view to estimate the potential demand for quality seed of major crops; (ii) investigate possibilities for market-oriented seed production; and (iii) examine the nature of prices and farmers’ attitudes regarding variety choice and seed use, and explore ways to influence these to promote demand for quality seed..."

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