This study charts the needs of public seed bodies in Ethiopia which should be addressed in order to advance seed sector transformation.
In its attempt to transform agriculture, the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) focuses on increasing agricultural productivity, ensuring food and nutrition security, while promoting exports and import substitution in a sustainable manner.
The Netherlands and Ethiopia collaborate to achieve, a.o. by a joint approach to transforming the Ethiopian seed sector. This project provides the basic analysis and recommendations for future activities to establish an efficient, well-regulated and dynamic seed sector that meets quality standards, adapts to climate change and market conditions, has transparent and inclusive governance and maintains biodiversity.
The study focuses particularly on the needs of federal and regional seed authorities in terms of technical know-how, institutional capacity and mandates, skills, knowledge and resources.