Rhodes grass seed production: an initiative for smallholder farmers

Rhodes grass researchers

Among the potential fodder crops, which can replenish the scarcity of feed for the hungry animals of Pakistan, Rhodes grass is getting popularity among small holding farmers. Many farmers are getting bumper crop of Rhodes grass in Southern Punjab and Sindh, showing the probability of success for seed production of Rhodes grass under local climatic conditions. Currently, whole required quantities of Rhodes grass seeds is being imported, which makes it inaccessible for small holding farmers due to its high price. This issue can be resolved with the development of local capacity to develop farmer friendly seed production technology of the Rhodes grass.