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Seeds of life: Social research for improved farmer yields in Timor-Leste

McWilliam, Andrew; Lopes, Modesto; Glazebrook, Diana; da Costa, Marcelino de Jesus; Ximenes, Anita

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The Seeds of Life project (Fini ba Moris in the Tetun vernacular) is an applied research activity to promote sustained improvements in the production and productivity of staple food crops in Timor-Leste (Borges et al. 2009). A key element of the strategy is the introduction of high-yield seed germplasm to supplement well adapted but often low yielding local varieties. On-farm participatory testing of seed varieties combined with bulk seed multiplication programmes offers an important new...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/60603
Book Title: Making a difference? Social assessment policy and praxis and its emergence in China

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