Use and Adoption of Sorghum Improved Varieties and Hybrids in Mali: Economic Impact

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November 3, 2016 - Author: , Alpha Kergna, Amidou Assima, Naman Keita, Abdramane Traoré, Steve Haggblade, and Bino Témé

Melinda Smale, Alpha Kergna, Amidou Assima, Naman Keita, Abdramane Traoré, Steve Haggblade, and Bino Témé. 2016. Use and Adoption of Sorghum Improved Varieties and Hybrids in Mali: Economic Impact. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 21 - EN. East Lansing: Michigan State University.

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Melinda Smale, Alpha Kergna, Amidou Assima, Naman Keita, Abdramane Traoré, Steve Haggblade et Bino Témé. 2016. Utilisation et adoption des semences améliorées et hybrides de sorgho au Mali : Impacts économiques. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 21 - FR. East Lansing: Michigan State University

KEY CONCLUSIONS

  • Adoption rates for improved varieties of sorghum remain low in Mali.
  • Sorghum hybrids developed largely from local Guinea-race germplasm with participatory methods have the potential to increase adoption.
  • The impact of adopting sorghum hybrids on farm yields is significant, positively affecting household dietary diversity and contributing to a greater share of harvested amounts sold by farmers.
  • Research on sorghum hybrids is a good investment when combined with seed supply at local level.

 

 

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Tags: fsp policy brief, input use and market development, mali, sorgho


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Mali


Authors

Melinda Smale

Melinda Smale
703-231-8492
msmale@msu.edu

Steven Haggblade

Steven Haggblade
blade@msu.edu


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