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AfricaSeeds: African Seed Sector Development Organization

AfricaSeeds is the African Seed Sector Development Organization. From 2010 to 2020, AfricaSeeds has championed the cause of ASBP as the implementer of the African Union seed program, the African Seed and Biotechnology Programme (ASBP).

The aim of the Agency is to promote, in collaboration/partnership with other stakeholders, the development of efficient, dynamic and sustainable integrated seed systems and a profitable seed industry in Africa in order to secure availability and access of quality seeds for African farmers to contribute to agricultural transformation, food and nutrition security and poverty reduction in Africa.

Through an integrated and effective approach to collaboration with all seed sector stakeholders, AfricaSeeds addresses the needs for seed sector development in line with the 2063 African Union Agenda on inclusive and sustainable development. It also contributes to the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Program (CAADP), the Malabo Declaration and the Addis-Ababa Comuniqué on Early Generation Seeds.

From the Executive Director

November 2022, Dakar: visit of the AfricaSeeds team to the CORAF Headquarters

On his mission to stregthen partnership formation in the seed sector of Africa, a team composed by the AfricaSeeds Executive IDrector Kwame Miezan, and his Gender Expert, Emilienne Guei visited CORAF Heardquarters in Dakar.

In his presentation to the representatives of CORAF, Dr Miezan stressed the importance of creating an enabling environment for the creation and maintenance of fruitful collaboration among seed sector stakeholders across Africa.
This visit has been an important occasion for the two institutions to know each other better and to build on their respective experience in order to generate actions for a more inclusive and sustainable seed sector on the continent.

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