Project Details

Malawi improved seed systems and technologies (MISST) - Reseeding Malawi^6s Smallholder Agriculture

Duration: 09/Dec/2014 - 30/Sep/2018

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa / Malawi

Project contact: Dr Patrick Okori (

Donor: Government department -national- state or local

CGIAR Research Program: Grain Legumes

The main objective is to improve the access of smallholder farmers to quality seeds of improved varieties through a public-private partnership for seed production, distribution, and marketing. Specifically, the project has the following objectives: support for breeder, basic, and certified seed production; increasing adoption through variety demonstration and promotion; seed distribution and marketing; and capacity building and strengthening of seed partnerships. Combating malnutrition through the promotion of bio-fortified crops naturally rich in nutrients is an innovative solution to combating Vitamin A deficiency suited for poor rural households. The project is promoting the adoption, of orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) which is rich in Vitamin A through increasing the production and productivity of quality planting material of OFSP.

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