Why Institutional Environments for Agroforestry Seed Systems Matter

24 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2018

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J.P.B. Lillesø

University of Copenhagen

C. Harwood

World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Abayneh Derero

Ethiopian Environment and Forest Research Institute (EEFRI)

L. Graudal

University of Copenhagen; World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

J. M. Roshetko

World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

R. Kindt

World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Sophia Moestrup

University of Gothenburg

W. O. Omondi

Kenya Forestry Research Institute

N. Holtne

University of Copenhagen

A. Mbora

Kenyatta University

P. van Breugel

University of Copenhagen

I. K. Dawson

World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

R. Jamnadass

World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Henrik Egelyng

University of Copenhagen - Institute of Food and Resource Economics

Date Written: March 2018

Abstract

Rethinking the logic of institutional environments aiming to facilitate agroforestry smallholders in economic development, this article compares smallholder input supply systems for crop and tree seeds in sub‐Saharan Africa and reflects on two basic challenges: (1) how to develop a large number of relevant tree crops for different agroecologies, (2) how to reach smallholders in rural areas. Policy options for improving agroforestry input supply systems are discussed, whereby our article concludes with suggestions how sectoral approaches for crop seed systems can be modified to agroforestry seed‐seedling systems. Biophysical differences have practical implications for how the logic of the ‘African green revolution’ would be translated into a corresponding revolution for agroforestry.

Keywords: AGRA, agroforestry, institutions, productivity, seed systems

Suggested Citation

Lillesø, J.P.B. and Harwood, C. and Derero, Abayneh and Graudal, L. and Roshetko, J. M. and Kindt, R. and Moestrup, Sophia and Omondi, W.O. and Holtne, N. and Mbora, A. and van Breugel, P. and Dawson, I. K. and Jamnadass, R. and Egelyng, Henrik, Why Institutional Environments for Agroforestry Seed Systems Matter (March 2018). Development Policy Review, Vol. 36, pp. O89-O112, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3116450 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dpr.12233

J.P.B. Lillesø (Contact Author)

University of Copenhagen ( email )

Nørregade 10
Copenhagen, København DK-1165
Denmark

C. Harwood

World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Nairobi
Kenya

Abayneh Derero

Ethiopian Environment and Forest Research Institute (EEFRI)

Wereda 9 (Gurd Shola)
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

L. Graudal

University of Copenhagen

Nørregade 10
Copenhagen, København DK-1165
Denmark

World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Nairobi
Kenya

J. M. Roshetko

World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Nairobi
Kenya

R. Kindt

World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Nairobi
Kenya

Sophia Moestrup

University of Gothenburg ( email )

Göteborg
Sweden

W.O. Omondi

Kenya Forestry Research Institute

Nderi K.A.R.I. Nrb Rd
Kenya

N. Holtne

University of Copenhagen

Nørregade 10
Copenhagen, København DK-1165
Denmark

A. Mbora

Kenyatta University

P.O. Box 43844
Nairobi, Nairobi 00100
Kenya

P. Van Breugel

University of Copenhagen

Nørregade 10
Copenhagen, København DK-1165
Denmark

I. K. Dawson

World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Nairobi
Kenya

R. Jamnadass

World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Nairobi
Kenya

Henrik Egelyng

University of Copenhagen - Institute of Food and Resource Economics ( email )

Rolighedsvej 25
Copenhagen, 1958
Denmark

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