Vice Versa Special Issue on Seeds


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.

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 Africa National Seminar, Uganda


The ISSD Africa Uganda National Seminar was held in Kampala on the 23rd of March, 2016. The seminar brought together key stakeholders from the Ugandan seed industry. The seminar was organised by Bioversity International. 

The objectives of these seminars were:

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.

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)

ISSD Seed Entrepreneurship Assessment Briefing Notes


In September of 2012, the Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) programme in Africa published briefing notes assessing the seed sectors in eight countries, aimed at informing policy-makers and practitioners on the realities of farmers