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Expert Meeting on the Impact of Seed Laws on Smallholder Farming Systems in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

The Expert Meeting on the Impact of Seed Laws on Smallholder Farming Systems in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities was organized under the auspices of the Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) Africa Program, in collaboration with partners. The meeting took place in Cape Town, 16-17 March 2016.

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.

ISSD Africa National Seminar, Ethiopia

The Ethiopian National Seminar is one of ten national seminars organised to discuss findings from 2 years of ISSD Africa action research, as well as identify future areas of focus on a national and continental level. The seminar took place on March 26th, 2016 at the Beshale Hotel, Addis Ababa.

General Introduction to Integrated Seed Sector Development

Integrated Seed Sector Development strives for the development of vibrant, market-oriented and pluralistic seed sectors for enhancing farmers’ access to quality seed of superior varieties, thereby contributing to food security and economic development.

Outline of the Piloting Phase for a Comprehensive Program on Integrated Seed Sector Development in Africa 2014-2016

The Piloting phase of ISSD 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.

Integrated Seed Sector Development in Ethiopia: Local Seed Business Development as an Entrepreneurial Model for Community Based Seed Production in Ethiopia

This paper aims to share the opportunities and challenges to LSB development in Ethiopia and realizing the demands of farmers within a specific market niche where socio-economic and institutional factors responsible for opportunities and challenges are discussed.

Presentation: Preliminary Results ISSD Mozambique

This presentation from February 2014 outlines the opportunities and challenges of the developing seed sector in Mozambique.

ISSD in Africa: A Basis for Seed Policy and Law

This paper complements  the paper ISSD in Africa A Conceptual Framework for Creating Coherence between Practices, Programmes, and Policies.  

Partnerships in Seed Sector Development in Ethiopia

In this documentary, key stakeholders in the Ethiopia seed sector share their experiences with the ISSD partnership approach and a direct marketing pilot.