Integrated Seed Sector Development
ISSD aims to strengthen different seed systems in a country; supporting the development of a vibrant, pluralistic, and market-oriented seed sector. By cultivating an enabling environment for innovation and the coexistence of different seed systems, a wider range of farmers and seed entrepreneurs will benefit. An increased access to quality seed will support food and nutrition security and economic development.
The Centre for Development Innocation, Wageningen UR, runs its annual ISSD Short Course in the Netherlands, May 2017. Fellowships are available!
Good seeds can help farmers get better harvest, achieve higher food security and crop diversity. At the same time trading with seeds gives a lot of power to large seed companies. Vice Versa delved into the world of seeds and made this special edition forcused on the question: how do small-scale farmers from Africa and Asia come upon good quality seeds, and what problems do they face in the process.