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ISSD Ethiopia

The programme on Integrated Seed Sector Development in Ethiopia aims to strengthen the development of a vibrant, market-oriented and pluralistic seed sector in the country, where quality seed of superior varieties is available and affordable for a larger number of farmers, thereby contributing to food security and economic development in Ethiopia. The programme is comprised of a number of integrated components, which work complementarily towards achieving the vision of ISSD in Ethiopia.


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Programme Introduction

Local Seed Businesses in ISSD Ethiopia

Partnerships and Innovation in ISSD Ethiopia


ISSD Uganda

The ISSD Uganda programme supports the development of a vibrant, pluralistic and market-oriented seed sector in Uganda, providing more than 100,000 smallholder farmers access to affordable quality seed of superior varieties. The programme is working with 30 local seed businesses (LSBs) to produce quality seed of locally adapted crops and varieties for local markets. The purpose is to develop them into commercially sustainable local businesses. The programme also contributes to increasing the effectiveness of respective public institutions in specific supportive tasks in relation to seed production and marketing. 


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ISSD Burundi

Burundi is part of the second phase of ISSD Africa. A seed sector assessment and seed entrepreneurship assessment was done with stakeholders in Burundi, identifying seed sources of the different seed systems, and existing interventions. Burundi seed sector stakeholders have pronounced the demand for an Integrated Seed Sector Development Programme in Burundi. This has motivated IFDC and KIT / CDI to enter discussions with potential funders for such a programme to improve the access to high quality seed by smallholder producers in Burundi, and would complement programs aimed at improving access to fertiliser and agricultural credit. A project proposal has been developed and is under consideration for funding.



ISSD National Seed Sector Assessment Briefing Notes

ISSD Seed Entrepreneurship Assessment Briefing Notes


ISSD Myanmar

The four year project on Integrated Seed Sector Development Myanmar (ISSD Myanmar) aims to contribute to food security and climate resilience of smallholder farmers in the Dry Zone, by improving smallholder farmer access and uptake of quality seed of improved and well adapted varieties. This will lead to a sustainable increase in agricultural productivity. Project interventions (2017 – 2020) focus on increasing local availability of quality seed at an affordable price to smallholder farmers; increasing business performance of EGS producing seed farms and improving seed sector coordination. The project is implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI) and a Non-Government Organisation (NGO, TBD) in Myanmar with technical and management support from WUR Wageningen Centre for Development of Innovation. The project is funded by DGIS. 


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Zambezi Valley, Mozambique: Improved Capacity for Affordable Quality Seed Production and Utilization

From 2016 until 2019, this project, funded by the Netherlands Initiative for Capacity development in Higher Education (NICHE) of Nuffic, will support the Zambezi Agency by strengthening its capacity to develop, implement and maintain innovative gender sensitive educational and action research agribusiness programmes, focusing the seed value chain. These programmes will deliver professional graduates (women and men), business and extension services, that respond to the demands of the labour market and/or generate self-employment in the agribusiness sector in the Zambezi Valley.


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