Integrated Seed Sector Development in Africa

SeedselectorSmallholder farmers face challenges in getting reliable and timely access to good quality seeds at the right price.

This pilot project aims to support the development of a market-oriented, pluralistic, vibrant and dynamic seed sector in Africa. It addresses four themes:

  • Promoting entrepreneurship in the seed value chain
  • Access to varieties in the public domain
  • Matching global commitments with national realities
  • Supporting African Union programmes and seed sector development

Integrated Seed Sector programme for Africa launched in Nairobi

Maize1Smallholder farmers face challenges in getting reliable and timely access to good quality seeds at the right price.

A new Africa-wide pilot project aims to support the development of a market-oriented, pluralistic, vibrant and dynamic seed sector in Africa. Launched on 18 September in Nairobi, it will use an Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) approach to address this challenge.

Video, photos and press coverage from the launch are now available to view.

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ISSD Africa: about the project

The Piloting phase of ISSD Africa (Integrated Seed Sector Development in Africa) works on the establishment of an African-embedded structure and network of experts, seed programs and associated organizations in the public and private sectors.

The aim is to work on complex challenges that are of strategic importance to the development of a market-oriented, pluralistic, vibrant and dynamic seed sector in Africa.

The project has its own website at www.issdseed.org/issd-africa

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