The harvest is in the seed
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30 Mar, 2022 No Comments

Week 46 – Workplan: FeedTheFuture FY22 Annual work plan

Author: USAID & CRS, 2021
Topics: seed systems; capacity development; inclusion

The Feed the Future Global Supporting Seed Systems for Development activity (S34D) is a five year Leader with Associates Cooperative Agreement Award, funded by Feed the Future through the Bureau of Resilience and Food Security (RFS) and by USAID through the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA). READ MORE

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22 Mar, 2022 No Comments

Week 45 – Research Findings: FTA Highlight No. 2 – Tree Seed and Seedling Systems for Resilience and Productivity

Author: Lars Graudal, CIFOR, 2022
Topics: seed system development; tree seeds; forests

Tree seeds and seedlings for planting purposes are the starting point from which farmers, foresters and others are able to grow trees. They are produced and made available through “seed systems”. These seed systems have been a major topic of work by FTA in the last decade because of the constraints faced by actors on the ground in obtaining tree-planting material corresponding to their needs and of good quality. (…)READ MORE

10 Feb, 2022 No Comments

Week 41 – Global Study: Using Regulatory Flexibility to Address Market Informality in Seed Systems: A Global Study

Author: Catholic Relief Services, 2020
Topics: seed systems; regulations; seed policies; integrated development

This paper addresses a gap in current literature regarding the role of law and regulation in linking the informal and formal seed sectors and creating more inclusive and better governed seed systems. Drawing upon insights from literature, global case studies, key expert consultations, and a methodology on the design and implementation of law and regulation, we present a framework that evaluates how regulatory flexibility can be built into seed systems to address farmers’ needs and engage market stakeholders of all sizes. READ MORE

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03 Feb, 2022 No Comments

Week 40 – Activity overview: Feed the Future Global Supporting Seed Systems for Development (S34D)

Author: Catholic Relief Services, 2021
Topics: seed systems; resilience; emergency; SSA; integrated development

The Feed the Future Global Supporting Seed Systems for Development activity (S34D) is a five-year Leader with Associates (LWA) award, funded by Feed the Future through the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS) and by USAID through the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA).READ MORE

26 Jan, 2022 No Comments

Week 39 – Policy brief: Renewing seed sector governance in Burkina Faso for inclusive development

Author: Eveline M.F.W. SAWADOGO/COMPAORE, Ludovic TEMPLE, Souleymane OUEDRAOGO, Aline ZONGO, Soungalo SOULAMA, 2020
Topics: seed systems; formal and informal; Burkina Faso; integrated development

The seed sector is a central component of food security. It is generally perceived in a binary way by differentiating the so-called formal actors (engaged in the production of certified seeds) and the so-called informal actors (engaged in the production of peasant seeds).

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26 Jan, 2022 No Comments

Recommendations from the Forum of experts of the seed sector aims at stimulating agricultural transformation in Côte d’Ivoire

On 14 and 15 December 2021 in Abidjan, stakeholders of the seed sector, convened by the competent ministries, met for the “National Forum on the Agricultural Seeds Sector” to support the seed industry, make it more efficient, and contribute to the transformation of agriculture in Côte d’Ivoire.READ MORE