DeMISSTifying the soybean seed system in Malawi
13 August 2016
In Malawi, soybean is the lifeblood of thousands of smallholder farmers. It offers them a myriad opportunities: a readily available market, attractive farm-gate prices, and the potential to improve their nutritional security. However, current production levels are low, averaging less than 1 t/ha. There is minimal adoption of improved varieties and agronomic practices because these farmers, in particular, have limited access to better varieties.
The Malawi Improved Seed Systems and Technologies (MISST) project is led by IITA, supported by USAID’s Feed-the-Future Initiative, and co-implemented by IITA, ICRISAT, CIMMYT, and CIP.