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Local Seed Business in the Context of Integrated Seed Sector Development

In this paper, Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) describes its guiding principles, and provide examples of how it works with the system of local seed business (LSB) in regards to ISSD Ethiopia and ISSD Uganda.

ISSD Technical note 5- Seed Enabling Environment Analysis

This ISSD Technical Note is the fifth in a series of 5 such Notes. It explains what an enabling environment is, why this is crucially important and further, how to assess the prevailing environment.

ISSD Technical note 4 - Seed Intervention Landscape Analysis

This ISSD Technical Note is the fourth in a series of 5 such Notes. It discusses how to assess the seed intervention landscape, presenting technical guidance for design process.

ISSD Technical note 2 - Seed Systems Analysis

This ISSD Technical Note is the second in a series of 5 such Notes. It discusses the rationale and steps to complete successful and relevant seed systems' analysis. 

ISSD Technical note 3 -Seed value chain analysis

This ISSD Technical Note is the third in a series of 5 such Notes. It introduces and explains seed value chaing analysis as well as providing a useful tool to assist such analyses. 

ISSD Technical note 1 - Promoting Integrated Seed Sector Development

This ISSD Technical Note is the first in a series of 5 such Notes. It discusses the rationale and steps toward the forumulation of a national integrated seed sector. 

Understanding and strengthening informal seed markets

This paper documents the importance of informal markets for supplying seed and restocking critical plant genetic resources in normal and stress periods.

Integrating Genetic Resource Conservation and Sustainable Development into Strategies to Increase the Robustness of Seed Systems

This article introduces a framework for analysing seed supply strategies by considering principles of agrobiodiversity conservation, formal and informal seed systems, market and service orientation, and the strengthening of local institutions.

Linking Participatory Plant Breeding to the Seed Supply System

The purpose of this paper is to examine the technical, regulatory, and policy aspects of how participatory breeding approaches relate to both the  formal and informal sectors.

Collaboration of Farmers and Breeders: Participatory Crop Improvement in Perspective

Participatory Crop Improvement (PCI) has developed over the past decade as an alternative and complementary breeding approach to Formal Crop Improvement (FCI).