AfricaSeeds: Intergovernmental Seed Organization and Implementing Agency for the African Union Seed Program
AfricaSeeds is the Agency of the African Union in charge, since 2010, of the implementation of the African Seed and Biotechnology Programme (ASBP).
The aim of the Agency is to promote sustainable development of the seed sector to contribute to agricultural transformation, food and nutrition security and poverty reduction in Africa.
Through an intergrated and effective approach to collaboration with all seed sector stakeholders, AfricaSeeds addresses the needs for seed sector development in line with the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Program (CAADP), the Malabo Declaration and the Addis-Ababa Comuniqué on Early Generation Seeds.
From the Executive Director
25 February 2019: An Inception Workshop to kickstart a new online platform on the seed sector
To mark the beginning of the preparatory phase of an online knowledge platform exclusively dedicated to the African seed sector, the Seed Knowledge Gateway (SKG), AfricaSeeds, in collaboration with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), organized an Inception Workshop from 11 to 13 February 2019 in Akosombo, Ghana, to gain momentum on the creation of the Gateway.
“The planned Seed Knowledge Gateway is being designed as a web-based computerized data base that will make available to all development practitioners, data, information and knowledge on the seed sector that will aid in seed sector planning and operations on the continent” says Executive Director of AfricaSeeds. "We are thrilled to see this progress and are now focusing on the next steps!"