ISSD Ethiopia and partners completed a rapid assessment on emerging impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the seed sector. This Seed Alert recommends specific actions on four urgent issues
The Seed Alerts identify current challenges and urgent action in the Ethiopian seed sector, based on surveys and focus group discussions with various stakeholders.
This first Alert highlights:
Alert 1: Precautions hamper seed processing and distribution
Alert 2: Short supply of inputs and labour constrain seed production
Alert 3: Social distancing diminishes government’s capability to coordinate EGS supply
Alert 4: Concern that substandard seed will make its way onto the market is heightened