Author: Elsevier, 2021: Walter S.de Boef, Gareth D.Bormana, ArnabGupta, AbishkarSubedi, Marja H.Thijssen, Amsalu Ayana Aga, Mohammed Hassena Beko, Swe Zin Myint Thein, Win Thein, Folarin Okelola, Osundiya Olusegun, Olusegun Philip Ojo, Chinedu Agbara, Geoffrey Otim, Charles Ssemwogerere, Bonny Ntare, Patrick Oyee
Topics: Seed security assessment, quality seeds, COVID-19
The use of Rapid Assessments that were inclusive and effective helped advocating immediate action.
The study found out that reduced mobility was the root cause of disruptions in the supply of quality seed. It was also shown that farmers are unlikely to benefit from crop improvement investments for time to come. The COVID-19 crisis facilitated uptake of digital technologies in service provision. However, the crisis exacerbated structural weaknesses in the formal seed sector.
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