The harvest is in the seed
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22 Oct, 2020 No Comments

Week 9 – Guidelines: Voluntary guide for national seed policy formulation

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Topics: seed sector, governance, policy

This guide explains what seed policies are and how they differ from seed laws; describes the participatory process of seed policy formulation; the nature and layout of seed policy documents; key elements contained in seed policies; and addresses issues involved in their implementation.

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11 Sep, 2020 No Comments

Week 5 – Document base: Feed the Future programs initiatives

Authors: USAID, Catholic Relief Services, AGRA, Seed Systems Group
Themes: Early Generation Seeds, market, innovation, policies

USAID’s Feed the Future programs and partners have been striving to create quality seeds of improved crop varieties in order to deliver higher yields to smallholder farmers. Partners include: Catholic Relief Services through USAID support, AGRA, and the Seed Systems Group.

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Covid-19 and seeds
24 Jul, 2020 No Comments

Week 3 – Guidelines: “Covid-19 and Seed Security”

Author: seedsystem.org (2020)
Topics: Policy / Planning / Emergency / Covid-19

Covid-19 is bringing new challenges, including to farmers, seed systems, and to seed security response. This brief is part of a set of guidance notes that aim to help humanitarian practitioners think through the possible effects of Covid -19 on farmers’ seed security – and then to offer guidance on possible response options, if needed.

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