Innovation

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.

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

The African Seed Business Toolbox

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This Toolbox is an easy-to-use resource that takes a straightforward business approach.

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

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

Tanzania Seed Sector Assessment

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Participatory National Seed Sector Assessment for the Development of an ISSD Programme in Tanzania

From Experience: the Invisible Success Factors in Product Innovation

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The article outlines the reasons why so many companies and senior managements have failed to heed the messages and continue to repeat the same mistakes as their predecessors. 

Seed Provision and Agricultural Development

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This book examines seed management in traditional farming systems, reviews the history of formal plant breeding and the origins of seed trade, and examines the roles of the public and private sectors in the contemporary seed systems of industrialized and developing countries.

New Seeds and Old Laws

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This book argues that the development and diversification of national seed systems, which is currently taking place, requires a thorough re-examination of public regulatory responsibilities. 

Farmers' Seed Production: New Approaches and Practices

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This handbook covers a range of issues relating to local seed supply systems in regards to technical and practical information on seed production and variety maintenance.