Lack of availability of new and good quality seeds
Poor access to improved high yielding varieties
Legume seeds are not lucrative business due to low seed multiplication ratio, bulky nature and poor storage shelf life
The seed market controlled by middle men and local traders who fleece the farmers with poor quality and credit traps
Statutory regulations and cripple new variety releases
WHY SBI REQUIRED?
The present situation shows there is approximately a gap of 80% in demand –supply of ground nut seed, 30% in Chick pea seed and 70% in Pigeon pea seed. This gap in demand-supply provides opportunity to SBV. THE DEMAND & SUPPLY GAP
SBV PROCESS SBV s will pay the membership Training is given to SBVs Procurement of foundation seed Seed Multiplication by farmers Purchase or buy back by SBVs Process and bagging storage marketing Quality Control Process
Introduction, multiplication and adoption of ICGV 91114 ICRISAT bred early maturing drought tolerant ground nut variety in the resource poor district like Anantapur- Andhra Pradesh paved way to replace traditional TMV -2 which was in vogue for the past 60 years.
Chickpea variety JG11 replaced traditional variety Annagiri in Anatapur District, A.P.