EU, FAO provide 60 tonnes of potato seeds to Tajik farmers
4 months ago Web Desk 0
Seed potato value chains in Tajikistan are experiencing multiple challenges, such as of poor quality, hampered import supply due to COVID-19, combined with increased seed demand ahead of the planting season. Also the availability of quality potato seeds is limited and they usually come at a high price; in addition, access to pesticides, fertilizers and other inputs, prevent farmers from obtaining a higher return.
The cooperative unions that received Red Scarlet potato seeds from the Netherlands, have over 120 farmers as members. As they promote potato seed banks, local farmers will have an opportunity to learn about innovative approaches for producing potato seeds and will be introduced to the GLOBAL GAP system – a voluntary food safety standard.
Source: Asia Plus