How are new varieties of plants registered and why?

You may see a new variety of vegetable at the grocery store, for example an unusual new lettuce or apple. There are other important new varieties of crops that don’t show up on grocery shelves as fruits and vegetables. Food products like grains are usually used as...

A New System for Improving Goat Health in Malawi

Climate change is posing an increasing threat to crop viability in Malawi. As a result, goats are becoming an increasingly valuable source of food and income for farming families. Therefore maintaining goat health and productivity is vital.  Self Help Africa’s...

Seeking solutions to shortages of quality seed

Studies in three Africa countries validate the value of seed system tools Seed systems are essential for getting new crop varieties to farmers and, in the case of banana, cassava, potato, sweetpotato and yam, they can improve the yields of...