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13 Apr, 2022 No Comments

Week 48 – Working Paper: Decentralized Seed Services in Africa: An Assessment of Tanzania and Uganda

Authors: Christian Borgemeister, Joachim von Braun, Manfred Denich, Till Stellmacher and Eva Youkhana (Eds), 2021
Topics: seed system development; Tanzania; Uganda; integrated seed systems

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 enhance access to improved seed for smallholder farmers. These efforts have achieved results and encountered challenges.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

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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