ANALYSIS OF THE SEED MARKET IN AFGHANISTAN

ANALYSIS OF THE SEED MARKET IN AFGHANISTAN

Strengthening National Seed Production Capacity in Afghanistan
GCP/AFG/018/EC

Sam Kugbei
Senior Technical Adviser,
GCP/AFG/018/EC
and
Shahabuddin Shahab
FAO Consultant

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CONTENTS

    ACKNOWLEGMENTS
    LIST OF TABLES

      1. SUMMARY AND INTRODUCTION
      2. OBJETIVES OF THE SURVEY
      3. SURVEY METHODS
      4. FARM SIZE AND CULTIVATED AREA FOR DIFFERENT CROPS
      5. FARMERSí SOURCES OF SEED AND PATTERN OF UTILIZATION
      6. FARMERSí VIEW ABOUT LOCAL AND IMPROVED VARIETIES
      7. SEED FROM FARMERSí OWN SOURCES
      8. CASH PURCHASE OF SEED IN THE LOCAL MARKETS
      9. CHARACTERISTICS OF SEED AVAILABLE IN THE LOCAL MARKET
      10. CHARACTERISTICS OF SEED FROM OTHER FARMERS AND SOURCES
      11 SUPPLY OF SEED BY RELIEF AGENCIES
      12. WHY FRMERS DID NOT BUY SEED TO SOW?
      13. RELIABILITY OF SEED SUPPLY AND THE FREQUENCY OF PURCHASE
      14. FACTORS INFLUENCING FARMERSí SEED BUYING BEHAVIOUR
      15. CONCLUSIONS: Assessing the potential for seed marketing
      16. THOUGHTS FOR FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    ANNEX 1. QUESTIONAIRE


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