The harvest is in the seed

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Morbi nec tincidunt ex. Vivamus at accumsan lectus, sit amet molestie orci. Cras accumsan sed nulla sed varius. Etiam vel efficitur nibh. Duis maximus hendrerit feugiat. Quisque non erat vitae nisi tincidunt faucibus. Sed pretium elementum ipsum, a aliquet tellus imperdiet non. Fusce malesuada urna sit amet tortor posuere tincidunt. Sed sed pellentesque diam. Pellentesque ac nulla vel erat maximus fermentum ac ut urna. Curabitur ac ante nec tellus molestie vehicula. Vivamus finibus risus metus, a varius lacus interdum sed. Proin vehicula erat odio. Fusce mollis mollis quam, non mollis enim. In vitae mollis magna, in placerat risus.

Week 67 – Decentralized Seed Services in Africa: An Assessment of Tanzania and Uganda

Authors: Michael Waithaka (TASAI); Mainza Mugoya; Edward Mabaya; Krisztina Tihanyi; ZEF Working Paper Series, Working Paper 206, 2021 Topics: community seed banks; seed enterprises; Quality Declared Seed The overall goal of decentralizing seed services is to increase the availability and accessibility of quality seed to farmers. The governments of Uganda and Tanzania have endeavoured to […]

Posted in Sharing knowledge on Seeds | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Week 65 – Research findings: Varietal development and seed system in West Africa: Challenges and opportunities

Author: Oumar Niangado, 2013 Topics: quality seeds; rice; West Africa Population growth and changes in human diets have helped make rice an important staple food in both urban and rural areas.

Posted in Sharing knowledge on Seeds | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Week 65 – Case Study: Identifying Options for the Development of Sustainable Seed Systems – Insights from Kenya and Mali

Author: Christinck, Anja; Rattunde, Fred; Kergna, Alpha; Mulinge, Wellington; Weltzien, Eva Topics: quality seeds; sustainability; Kenya; Mali This paper results from a study that was commissioned to contribute to the Program of Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation (PARI).

Posted in Sharing knowledge on Seeds | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Week 64 – Case Study: Centre for the Production of Improved Seed (CEPROSEM)

Author: Tanguy Smoes, Global Growing Casebook, EU, 2012 Topics: quality seeds; institutional strengthening; Democratic Republic of Congo The Congolese Centre for Culture, Education and Development CECFOR, a NGO operating education and health care facilities, recognised these limitations but also the potential of the agricultural sector for development in the region.

Posted in Sharing knowledge on Seeds | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Week 63 – Online presentation: Revitalization of Farmer Managed Seed Systems in Tanzania

Author: Ayesiga Buberwa (Iles de la Paix) at the ECHO East Africa Symposium, 28-30 Sep 21 Topics: biodiversity; farmers’ seed systems; utilization; Tanzania This presentation has been held on the 30th of September at the 6th ECHO East Africa Biennial Symposium on Sustainable Agriculture and Appropriate Technologies.

Posted in Sharing knowledge on Seeds | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Week 62 – Briefing paper: The future of food: seeds for resilience

Author: Global Alliance for the Future of Food Topics: biodiversity; farmers’ seed systems; conservation In order to understand the landscape of initiatives working to advance seed diversity globally, the Global Alliance commissioned a Compendium of Perspectives to illustrate a nuanced discussion on agricultural biodiversity, at times aligned and at times divergent.

Posted in Sharing knowledge on Seeds | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Week 61 – Briefing paper: Changing the discourse, policy and practice in farmer seed systems in Africa

Author: African Centre for Biodiversity Topics: biodiversity; farmers’ rights; farmers’ seed systems; resilience Farmers’ seed constitutes the majority of seed used and exchanged. Crops produced from this seed contribute substantially to food and nutrition security for billions of people. However, these seeds receive scant recognition, and there is limited support for their reproduction, adaptation and […]

Posted in Sharing knowledge on Seeds | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Week 60 – Briefing paper: Zanzibar’s draconian seed law in the offing

Author: African Centre for Biodiversity Topics: seed laws; biodiversity; farmers’ rights; farmers’ seed systems This paper highlights the role that seed laws play in facilitating the expansion of the Green Revolution project on the continent, by creating regulatory environments that enable corporate entry and control of seed and agriculture systems.

Posted in Sharing knowledge on Seeds | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Week 59: Radio program – Saving Indigenous Seeds

Author: Heritage Radio Network Topics: conservation; biodiversity; seed banks Delve into the wider worlds of seed preservation, Indigenous seed rights, and farmer-managed seed systems.

Posted in Sharing knowledge on Seeds | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Week 58: Research findings – Trees and their seed networks: The social dynamics of urban fruit trees and implications for genetic diversity

Author: CIFOR/ICRAF Topics: seed sector development; biodiversity; trees Trees are a traditional component of urban spaces where they provide ecosystem services critical to urban wellbeing. In the Tropics, urban trees’ seed origins have rarely been characterized.

Posted in Sharing knowledge on Seeds | Tagged , | Leave a comment