Seed systems are an important aspect of improving crop production and will be an invaluable component of enhancing the utilisation of African solanaceous crops. We would like to identify relevant stakeholders, if any, in seed production, seed markets, quality management and regulation, as well as determine optimum seed management conditions for the benefit of the producers and consumers. Beyond the assumption that many local communities have been utilizing these plants for a long period of time, we are asking ourselves the following questions: Can we also demonstrate that there is real demand for them in both formal and informal markets? Are there any known product development efforts in the region and or elsewhere? What are the post-harvest and industrial applications of these crops? What are the consumer preferences and how can those preferences be linked to crop improvement?

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