Farm Family Effects of Adopting Improved and Hybrid Sorghum Seed in the Sudan Savanna of West Africa
January 10, 2018 - Author: Smale, M., Assima, A., Kergna, A., Theriault, V., and Weltzien, E.
Smale, M., Assima, A., Kergna, A., Theriault, V., and Weltzien, E. 2018. Farm family effects of adopting improved and hybrid sorghum seed in the Sudan Savanna of West Africa. Food Policy, 74 (January): 162-171. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2018.01.001
• The first sorghum hybrids based on local germplasm in West Africa yield well on farms.
• Intrahousehold status on extended family farms affects adoption of improved seed.
• Adoption raises yield, reduces the harvest share consumed and also purchased.
• Adoption increases the harvest share sold and dietary diversity.