ASSESSING INSTITUTIONAL INNOVATIONS TO PROMOTE WOMEN-LED INFORMAL SEED SYSTEMS IN EASTERN INDIA AND NEPAL

This report is prepared by Nimisha Mittal, Sreeram Vishnu, Rasheed Sulaiman V and Onima VT with support from the STRASA (Stress Tolerant Rice Varieties for Asia and Africa) project; through the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). The report provides a lucid narrative of the study undertaken to assess the Institutional Innovations used to promote women-led informal seed systems in Eastern India and Nepal. After delving into different institutional models across project sites, what we observed was an interesting, yet diverse, scenario of discrete seed systems adopted differently by each of the STRASA partners at each distinct location.

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