Smallholder farmers, long buffeted by lack of the right seed varieties, have found a new ally in an online tool that allows them to access over 237 seed varieties mapped by the farmers’ ecological zones within minutes. Mbegu Choice, the online tool, has mapped seed varieties for all 47 counties and is the first of its kind in Sub Saharan Africa.
It allows a smallholder farmer get information on the specific seed variety that would do well in their area while allowing them to choose other attributes that may interest them. These include pest resistance, drought tolerance, and cooking time among others.
Read this article by Hortinews about the tool, by scrolling to page 6 of the publication.