Disease-free Cassava planting materials

Description

Lack of or inadequate disease-free seed (planting materials)

Basic Information

Entry Point

Lack of or inadequate disease-free seed (planting materials)

Commodities

  • Cassava

Country

Zambia

Location(s) of Innovation Platform in Zambia

  • Kasama
  • Samfya

Participating States, Villages and Institutions

Date of Establishment

April 1st, 2014

Status of Innovation Platform

Active

Phase of Innovation Platform Progress

Phase 1

Innovations

Description of Innovations

Partners

Farmers

Private Sector

Policy Makers

Researchers

Extension

Micro Financing Institutions

Others

Total Number of Stakeholders

0 - 10

Opportunities Addressed

  • Lack of disease-free cassava planting materials (seed)
  • Fragmented cassava markets

Achievements to Date


  • Seed multiplication fields established, resulting in increased availability of and access to disease-free planting materials by farmers

  • Improved market linkages

Challenges Remaining

Ownership of the IP not established/firm

Sustainability Issues

Sustainability not yet clear

Innovation Platform Members