Local seed business models revisited

ISSD Ethiopia provides evidence for the sustainability of local seed business (LSB) in Ethiopia by revisiting 33 LSBs graduated from programme support in 2015.

The study set out to test two assumptions of the programme. The first is that the LSB model is commercially sustainable and the second is that LSBs make a significant contribution to the local seed security of smallholder farming communities.

A full report on the study can be downloaded here.