This field guide focuses on four major crops important in Zimbabwe: maize, pearl millet, sorghum and groundnut.
This Facilitators’ Field Guide for Farmer Field Schools on Participatory Plant Breeding aims to assist facilitators in conducting Farmer Field School (FFS) sessions on participatory plant breeding (PPB) in their respective communities. In this context, participatory plant breeding should be understood in a broad sense: it includes participatory variety enhancement and participatory variety selection (both approaches working with established farmers’ varieties and/or stable breeding lines), as well as participatory variety development, the full cycle breeding involving selection in heterogeneous populations and sometimes the making of crosses (hybridization).
This field guide is based on the guideoriginally produced bythe staff of the Community Technology Development Trust (CTDT), Harare, Zimbabwe, with technical support of the Oxfam team for the Sowing Diversity = Harvesting Security (SD=HS) Programme
Edited by Bert Visser, Rene Salazar, Frederikvan Oudenhoven and Gigi Manicad