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Vice Versa Special Issue on Seeds

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Good seeds can help farmers get better harvest, achieve higher food security and crop diversity. At the same time trading with seeds gives a lot of power to large seed companies. Vice Versa delved into the world of seeds and made this special edition forcused on the question: how do small-scale farmers from Africa and Asia come upon good quality seeds, and what problems do they face in the process.

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

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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

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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

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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.

ISSD Technical note 5- Seed Enabling Environment Analysis

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. 

Promoting Commercial and Sustainable Production of Early Generation Seed

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Convening Report: Multiple Pathways for Promoting the Commercial and Sustainable Production and Delivery of Early Generation Seed for Food Crops in Sub-Saharan Africa