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Measuring Seed Sector Performance in Africa; Seeking synergies, matching supply and demand for information

Under the sponsorship of ISSD Africa Programme as coordinated by Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) of Wageningen University and Research (Wageningen UR), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationaler Zusammenarbeit (GiZ), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and African Union Commission, and co-implemented by AfricaSeeds and ISSD Africa, the international expert consultation: “Measuring Seed Sector Performance in Africa; Seeking synergies, matching supply and demand for information” took place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from 25 to 26 October 2016.

The objectives of the Workshop were the following:

(i) contribute in the provision of measuring instruments with respect to seed sector performance linked to the CAADP Results Framework;

(ii) promote the understanding in terms of demands for information on seed sector performance in Africa for the CAADP Results Framework, and specific demands for national governments, regional economic communities, private sector, development and donor organizations (‘information users’);

(iii) promote the understanding of a diversity of initiatives measuring key aspects of seed sector performance in Africa (‘information suppliers’);

(iv) identify complementarities, synergy, duplication and gaps in terms of measuring aspects of seed sector performance in Africa; and

(v) contribute to the development of a mechanism and agendas for further elaboration in terms of matching supply and demand for information on seed sector performance.