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Bioversity International

Crowdsourcing Crop Improvement Approach to Seed Varietal Selection

http://www.bioversityinternational.org/news/detail/usaid-partners-with-bioversity-international-on-crowdsourced-crop-improvement/

Muneeswaran Mariappan

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Stage 1 : Ideation

Registered in El Salvador.

Focus Areas:

Agriculture and Seeds & Stock

Agriculture and Seeds & StockSEE LESS

Implemented In:

El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and 1 MoreSEE ALL

El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and NicaraguaSEE LESS

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Countries Implemented In
$1,000,000
Funds Raised to Date
Verified Funding
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Innovation Description

To offer a lower cost and potentially more scalable, farmer- and plot-specific approach to seed varietal selection.
How does your innovation work?
In order to contend with changing conditions, smallholder farmers need to use improved varieties of crops in areas experiencing the effects of change most rapidly.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Bioversity International, along with partner organizations: Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), Zamorano, and Virginia Tech, will evaluate "Crowdsourcing Crop Improvement" as an alternative to the Participatory Variety Selection (PVS).

Milestones

Mar 2015
Date Unknown
Created
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Nicaragua
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Honduras
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Guatemala
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
El Salvador