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Understanding root, tuber, and banana seed systems and coordination breakdown : a multistakeholder framework

(2018) JOURNAL OF CROP IMPROVEMENT. 32(5). p.599-621
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Vegetatively propagated crop (VPC) seed tends to remain true to varietal type but is bulky, often carries disease, and is slow to produce. So VPC seed needs to be handled differently than that of other crops, e.g., it tends to be sourced locally, often must be fresh, and it is less often sold on the market. Hence, a framework was adapted to describe and support interventions in such seed systems. The framework was used with 13 case studies to understand VPC seed systems for roots, tubers, and bananas, including differing roles and sometimes conflicting goals of stakeholders, and to identify potential coordination breakdowns when actors fail to develop a shared understanding and vision. In this article, we review those case studies. The framework is a critical tool to (a) document VPC seed systems and build evidence; (b) diagnose and treat coordination breakdown and (c) guide decision-makers and donors on the design of more sustainable seed system interventions for VPCs. The framework can be used to analyze past interventions and will be useful for planning future VPC seed programs.
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Bananas and plantains, root crops, seed security, seed systems, tuber crops, vegetatively propagated crops (VPC)

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Bentley, Jeffery W., et al. “Understanding Root, Tuber, and Banana Seed Systems and Coordination Breakdown : A Multistakeholder Framework.” JOURNAL OF CROP IMPROVEMENT, vol. 32, no. 5, 2018, pp. 599–621, doi:10.1080/15427528.2018.1476998.
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Bentley, J. W., Andrade-Piedra, J., Demo, P., Dzomeku, B., Jacobsen, K., Kikulwe, E., … Thiele, G. (2018). Understanding root, tuber, and banana seed systems and coordination breakdown : a multistakeholder framework. JOURNAL OF CROP IMPROVEMENT, 32(5), 599–621. https://doi.org/10.1080/15427528.2018.1476998
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Bentley, Jeffery W, Jorge Andrade-Piedra, Paul Demo, Beloved Dzomeku, Kim Jacobsen, Enoch Kikulwe, Peter Kromann, et al. 2018. “Understanding Root, Tuber, and Banana Seed Systems and Coordination Breakdown : A Multistakeholder Framework.” JOURNAL OF CROP IMPROVEMENT 32 (5): 599–621. https://doi.org/10.1080/15427528.2018.1476998.
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Bentley, Jeffery W, Jorge Andrade-Piedra, Paul Demo, Beloved Dzomeku, Kim Jacobsen, Enoch Kikulwe, Peter Kromann, P Lava Kumar, Margaret McEwan, Netsayi Mudege, Kwame Ogero, Richardson Okechukwu, Ricardo Orrego, Bernardo Ospina, Louise Sperling, Stephen Walsh, and Graham Thiele. 2018. “Understanding Root, Tuber, and Banana Seed Systems and Coordination Breakdown : A Multistakeholder Framework.” JOURNAL OF CROP IMPROVEMENT 32 (5): 599–621. doi:10.1080/15427528.2018.1476998.
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Bentley JW, Andrade-Piedra J, Demo P, Dzomeku B, Jacobsen K, Kikulwe E, et al. Understanding root, tuber, and banana seed systems and coordination breakdown : a multistakeholder framework. JOURNAL OF CROP IMPROVEMENT. 2018;32(5):599–621.
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J. W. Bentley et al., “Understanding root, tuber, and banana seed systems and coordination breakdown : a multistakeholder framework,” JOURNAL OF CROP IMPROVEMENT, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 599–621, 2018.
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  abstract     = {Vegetatively propagated crop (VPC) seed tends to remain true to varietal type but is bulky, often carries disease, and is slow to produce. So VPC seed needs to be handled differently than that of other crops, e.g., it tends to be sourced locally, often must be fresh, and it is less often sold on the market. Hence, a framework was adapted to describe and support interventions in such seed systems. The framework was used with 13 case studies to understand VPC seed systems for roots, tubers, and bananas, including differing roles and sometimes conflicting goals of stakeholders, and to identify potential coordination breakdowns when actors fail to develop a shared understanding and vision. In this article, we review those case studies. The framework is a critical tool to (a) document VPC seed systems and build evidence; (b) diagnose and treat coordination breakdown and (c) guide decision-makers and donors on the design of more sustainable seed system interventions for VPCs. The framework can be used to analyze past interventions and will be useful for planning future VPC seed programs.},
  author       = {Bentley, Jeffery W and Andrade-Piedra, Jorge and Demo, Paul and Dzomeku, Beloved and Jacobsen, Kim and Kikulwe, Enoch and Kromann, Peter and Kumar, P Lava and McEwan, Margaret and Mudege, Netsayi and Ogero, Kwame and Okechukwu, Richardson and Orrego, Ricardo and Ospina, Bernardo and Sperling, Louise and Walsh, Stephen and Thiele, Graham},
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  journal      = {JOURNAL OF CROP IMPROVEMENT},
  keywords     = {Bananas and plantains,root crops,seed security,seed systems,tuber crops,vegetatively propagated crops (VPC)},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {599--621},
  title        = {Understanding root, tuber, and banana seed systems and coordination breakdown : a multistakeholder framework},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15427528.2018.1476998},
  volume       = {32},
  year         = {2018},
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