Formal seed systems

Most private small and medium scale seed producers used to operate as out-growers to regional seed enterprises. In the former phase (2012-2015) ISSD Ethiopia promoted and supported these seed producers through training and coaching as a means to strengthen their capacities in seed production as well as business management. This enabled them to become more competitive and less dependent as out-growers. Many obtained certificates of competence and now function as independent businesses.

ISSD Ethiopia will continue to support 25 small and medium size enterprises and national companies with strong business potential. ISSD will support them to find specific market niches that provide viable seed business opportunities. ISSD supports four public seed enterprises in Ethiopia to enhance their business orientation and improve their overall capacity.

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