Power analysis: supply of certified planting material and licensing.
Analyse des relations de pouvoir pour la fourniture de matériel végétal certifié. Situation initiale (2012) et situation après intervention de la plate-forme d’innovation (2013).
|The initial situation (2012)|
Researchers: developing and selling hybrid seedlings and responsible for certifying seedling quality
Nursery holders: serving small farmers but not well spread through the production zone & with opportunities for cheating customers; can choose to become licensed
Extension agents: can corrupt the system by encouraging or ignoring sales of inferior material
Extension agents (supporting or corrupting the seed system, together with unauthorised nurseries, and farmers seeking cheap seedlings)
|The situation following actions taken by IP members (2013)|
CRA-PP researcher: monitors nursery practices; confers or withdraws annual certificate of authorised nurseries, certifies seedling quality
CRA-PP: licensing authority, ensures supply of certified seedlings, develops best practices
IPs: transform the situation
Micro-finance organisations and input dealers: promote and extend good practices
Nursery holders: choose to become licensed, influence the seedling market
FBOs: encourage farmers to buy only from licensed nurseries
Extension agents: under pressure from CBOs, FBOs and NGOs comply with the new norms for best practice and work with IPs to support integrity of the new seed system
IP members: act with other stakeholders to introduce and monitor the licensing system
Champions within and outside IP: raise awareness of importance of maintaining the integrity of the seed system
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