Topographically Wereda Deguatenben is located in a high land part. Comparing to other ISSD operational weredas, it is suitable for cereals such barley and wheat. Read more
Category Archives: Informal Seed System
Adwa wereda is known for its cereal crop production specially wheat varieties. Some years ago, crop performance and production was good. Cultivation frequency, low use of agricultural inputs and repeated ploughs now leads to the fertility and production decline. Read more
Read about how BENEFIT partners, including ISSD are collaborating on trials for new and improved varieties in Asgedetsimbla Wereda, Tigray
ISSD conducted farmers’ field day on participatory varietal selection and crowd sourcing on pilot farms on August 30, 2017 at Lode Bamban Kebele of Sire woreda, Oromia South West. Read more
Chronic food and nutrition insecurity continues to affect many rural households. Seed producer cooperatives, supported by ISSD, are improving resilience in some of Ethiopia’s most food-insecure woredas.
With the majority of farmers sourcing seed from informal systems, ISSD has in 2017 launched a new and wide-ranging package of activities to reach and support farmers and processes which have until now been out of focus. Read more
BENEFIT-ISSD Tigray Unit have published a series of issue briefs showcasing the progress made on key issues affeting sustainable seed sector development in the region. Read more