26 February 2013

Tanzania: Hybrid Farming Helps Small-Scale Farmers

Arusha — A senior researcher in hybrid seeds says that the high cost of producing hybrids is balanced by the high yields and income received by farmers.

Mr. Ignas Swai, a former researcher on hybrids at Tengeru Horticultural Research and Training Institute (HORTI), told East African Business Week in Arusha that small-scale farmers are now saving heavier since they started using hybrid seeds.He says that the advantage of growing hybrid seeds is compared to inbred lines that come from heterosis.

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