Keywords: quality assurance; seed policies; smallholders

Crop productivity in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa remains low. Many crops produce yields below the global
average. This is brought about by many factors, including smallscale farmers’ low access to good quality seed. Less than 20% of farmed land in Africa is cultivated with improved seed due to its lack of accessibility and affordability. This results in farmers continuing to rely on traditional recycled seed and strengthens the need for Quality Declared Seed (QDS) systems.[…]

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