Assessing diffusion of modern groundnut varieties in Mali uri icon

abstract

  • This study shows that the diffusion of modern groundnut varieties in the region of Kolokani is relatively high. Through farmer-to-farmer diffusion about 32% of groundnut area is planted with improved varieties in the Kolokani region. Several constraints are limiting the diffusion of modern groundnut varieties. Farmers have little access to seed and other essential inputs to increase productivity as well as to information on varieties. Technical, institutional and market solutions to improve access and availability of households to basic inputs should be vigorously pursued

publication date

  • 2003