BENEFIT-ISSD Oromia East project unit organized and conducted a one day training of trainers (TOT) on post-harvest quality seed management for woreda experts and DAs at Ras Hotel, Harar city. Read more
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Since 2017, BENEFIT-ISSD Ethiopia has engaged in innovative and highly participatory activities to strengthen informal seed systems across the country.
Here, you can take a look at some of the key activities, in numbers and photos.
Download and read the latest updates from the ISSD team in Oromia East Read more
Download and learn about the exciting updates from ISSD Ethiopia’s Tigray Unit. 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.
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