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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.

A Differentiated Approach to Plant Variety Protection in Africa

Authors: Bram De Jonge & Peter Munyi 

Several African countries and regional organisations are investing in the establishment of a plant variety protection system modelled on the UPOV 1991 Convention, which currently provides the strongest, international standard for plant variety protection.

Local Seed Businesses in Uganda: A Market-oriented Approach towards Community Seed Production

The paper details local seed businesses (LSBs) in Uganda and their effort to create a vibrant, pluralistic, and market oriented seed sector in Uganda.

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.

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.  

ISSD National Seed Sector Assessment Briefing Notes

Eight countries, namely, Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda and Zambia, have participated in national seed sector assessments conducted as part of the ISSD Africa programme (Phase II)