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
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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.
In collaboration with CASCAPE, ISSD Oromia South and West Unit organised an in-depth gender analysis in Tole and Wayu Tuka Districts of Oromia. Read more
BENEFIT-ISSD Ethiopia is engaged in many efforts to strengthen seed marketing. Here, the ISSD Oromia East unit shares lessons learnt in the latest innovative approach: mini-seed markets. Read more
On 25 July 2018 ISSD SNNPR in collaboration with CASCAPE SNNPR organized capacity enhancement training for malt barley platform members in three SPCS in Melga Woreda. Read more
The meeting was initiated by ISSD Tigray unit private component in close collaboration with department of crop and horticultural science (DCHS) 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