Seed Unit Annual Report 1991
Communication Team ICARDA. (1/1/1991). Seed Unit Annual Report 1991. Aleppo, Syria: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
To strengthen seed programs in West Asia and North Africa the Governments of the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany are funding ICARDA's Seed Unit (project: "Development of National Seed Production Organizations in West Asia and North Africa." The objective of the unit is to strengthen national seed production organizations in West Asia and North Africa through: (I) training of regional seed production staff, (2) building up seed production infrastructure in the countries of the region, (3) making available limited quantities of high-quality seed of cereals, food legumes and medics for national programs, (4) dissemination of information, and (5) carrying out regional seed technology research. Chapter 2 describes the activities aiming at strengthening the infrastructure for seed production. Chapter 3 summarizes the research work carried out, while Chapter 4 discusses the activities that are carried out to develop trained manpower for the WANA region. Chapter 5 and 6 describe respectively the seed multiplication and seed quality control activities, while Chapter 7 summarizes the services carried out by the unit.