Download and read the latest developments and achievements by ISSD’s Tigray Unit, with this month’s focus on partnerships
Category Archives: Formal Seed System
Download and read the latest developments from ISSD’s Unit in Oromia East. Read more
ISSD Ethiopia has been tasked by the Federal Government to support the development of a new and effective EGS system. 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
Ensuring seed supply matches demand is a complex national process. Various institutional bottlenecks continue to result in farmers not getting seed of the varieties they want, while unused seed sits as carryover, degrading and potentially becoming unusable. ISSD and partners strive to address these challenges and our collaboration is yielding promising innovations. Read more
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.
ISSD Tigray conducted regional workshop on the access of Early Generation Seed (EGS) in the presence of research institutions, government offices, project and NGOs on 22 December 2017 at Mekelle research center that is organized under the umbrella of Tigray Agricultural Research Institute (TARI).