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.
Category Archives: Enabling Environment
ISSD Amhara organised a collaborative workshop and training for Bureau of Agriculture staff from Farta woreda, and many cooperative representatives. Read more
Different stakeholders are working to improve the seed system but lack strong partnership for synergetic effect. Read more
The Amhara region seed core group members visited the project sites aimed in monitoring and evaluate of the status and implementation of the innovation projects and overall ISSD program Amhara unit activities.
In line with this, presentations on the progress of project status, discussion on the overall project prestige and feedback on some obscurities were also part of the traveling workshop.
Connecting farmers, experts and decision-makers – Training for gender-sensitive crowd-sourcing & PVS
“Now I know that PVS is not entirely done by experts, but it is an approach which equally involves farmers at the grassroots level to be researchers themselves” Read more
A self-sufficient, independent, market-oriented and internationally competitive Ethiopian seed sector. Read more
Beyond the seed sector innovations of ISSD Ethiopia, the wider BENEFIT Partnership and other partners’ activities are leading to widespread agricultural innovation across Ethiopia. Read more