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.
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As part of ISSD’s informal seed system project, close to 200 stakeholders, including a notably large share of female farmers gathered to learn evaluate and learn from 2017 scaling up activities as well as 2018 PVS and crowdsourcing work. Read more
ISSD’s Oromia South & West unit has facilitated crowdsourcing and PVS on multiple crops with over 400 farmers. Read more
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
ISSD-OSE conducted rapid gender assessment in three Seed Producing Cooperatives (SPCs) of (Kolbe, Tuka Katara and Moti), Read more
Download and read the latest national-level stories and updates from the programme over the first half of 2018. Read more