ISSD and CASCAPE gender experts met to discuss complimentarity and a joint way forward in our collective efforts on gender issues in the Ethiopian food system. Read more
Category Archives: Enabling Environment
ISSD Ethiopia has been tasked by the Federal Government to support the development of a new and effective EGS system. Read more
ISSD’s team at Mekelle University hosted colleagues from the Agricultural Growth Program (AGP) to identify opportunities for improved collaboration in our efforts to strengthen the Tigray seed sector Read more
The Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EAIR) and Regional Agricultural Research Institutes (RARIs) are key seed sector stakeholders. These institutes have a lead role in variety development, variety maintenance and quality EGS production. To support and strengthen their efforts ISSD provided a training to these organisations staff, highlighting the opportunities that the ISSD approach and adopting a systems perspective could present. Read more
Across 2018, regional and national seed sector stakeholders have engaged intensively, shaping an action agenda to transform the seed sector. Read more
Representatives of stakeholders in the seed sector met in Addis Ababa to discuss governance of the seed sector, at national and regional levels.
Poor quality seed is a key contributor to reduced productivity and thus food and livelihood insecurity. Smallholder farmers are particularly challenged by seed quality issues. Across the sector technical and capacity challenges persist. ISSD commissioned the Royal Tropical Institute of the Netherlands (KIT) to complete a study on seed quality control across Ethiopia. A total of 32 concrete recommendations have been made.