The harvest is in the seed
10 Aug, 2022 No Comments

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.

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20 May, 2022 No Comments

Week 52: Publication: A Resilient Seed Systems Handbook to support farmers adapt to climate change

Authors: Ronnie Vernooy and Evelyn Clancy
Topics: seed system development; resilience; capacity development

Developed by a multidisciplinary team of Bioversity International researchers and research partners, the Resilient Seed Systems Handbook Second Edition is a tool to enhance the access and use of crop diversity to adapt to climate change.READ MORE

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06 Apr, 2021 No Comments

Week 24 – Toolkit: Supporting smallholder seed systems

Author: International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), Wafaa El Khoury, Robert Delve, 2018
Topics: farmers seed systems, seed sector development, capacity building

In most smallholder farming systems farmers save seed from the previous harvest to plant in the next season. They select seed from the best plants and then dry, clean and store the seed in a safe place. These traditional seed-saving practices and farmers’ sharing of seed are called the informal seed system, or the farmer/community-based seed system. They also add to their crop diversity with seed they obtain from social networks or purchase in local markets, from agro-dealers or seed companies.

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09 Feb, 2021 No Comments

Week 17 – Training Material: Options for Stakeholder Engagement and Benefit Sharing in Plant Breeding and Seed Systems

Authors: Edith Lammerts van Bueren, Conny Almekinders, Eva Weltzien, Veronique Chable, Riccardo Bocci, Monika Messmer, Fred Rattunde, Claudius van de Vijver; Global Alliance for the Future of Food, CGIAR, Dynaversity and LIVESEED
Topics: plant breeding, resilience, participatory approaches, benefit sharing, partnership

Resilient seed systems play a central role in sustainable food systems that are robust, dynamic, equitable, diverse, healthy and interconnected. Developing and strengthening these systems offers vital entry points for responding to critical global challenges of climate change, agricultural biodiversity, and sustainable development.

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