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 November 2017: A new tool to train seed sector actors
"In Abidjan, on 20 and 21 November 2017, AfricaSeeds, in collaboration with FAO, has held the second Validation Workshop on the Seed Operations Toolkit, a manual to support seed sector development."
"After the success of the first workshop, I am happy to continue supporting this important tool in our arsenal for combatting the challenges that face us. It is my hope that through our exchanges during the workshop, the participants will own these tools not only to enhance their contributions but also to be able to train the next generation of seed development actors in Africa to move the continent’s seed sector to a higher plane."