Despite the efforts of many seed sector actors and partners, the results fell short of expectations, notably in terms of ensuring the production and availability of improved seeds to farmers. There are a lot of challenges which continue to limit the sector’s performance to respond effectively to the growing demand for improved seeds.
Ethiopian Seed Association held its annual general assembly on 7-8th of April 2022 at Desalegn Hotel Addis Ababa. A competitive seed system for farmers’ long-term supply of high-quality seed was the theme of this year’s assembly. In his welcome speech, Mr. Melaku Admasu, the board chairman, discussed the status of the association, its accomplishments, andContinue reading “Strengthening Ethiopian Seed Sector Needs Coordinated Effort”
WUR and Ethiopian partners launched new projects. The launch of SWR Ethiopia is officially marked today at the launch event held at Hilton Addis Ababa Hotel, Ethiopia. Stichting Wageningen Research Ethiopia (SWR Ethiopia) is an international NGO based in Ethiopia. SWR Ethiopia is affiliated to Wageningen University & Research. Its mission is to leverage transformation inContinue reading “Stichting Wageningen Research Ethiopia and Four Projects Launched”
This week, Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and Ethiopian partners are launching several new projects that focus on improving Ethiopia’s food system. The projects are part of the portfolio of the newly established Stichting Wageningen Research Ethiopia. Do you want to know more about the projects and/or SWR Ethiopia, please visit: https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/show-cdi/Stichting-Wageningen-Research-Ethiopia-launches-new-project-portfolio.htm
The provision of high-quality phytosanitary services will bolster efforts to make the seed sector more business-friendly. However, the governance of Ethiopia’s seed sector is marked by a lack of stakeholder integration, regulation, coordination, and investment incentives.
Building the capacity of the regulatory structure is critical for effective and efficient seed regulatory services provision to respond to the sector’s specific needs in a more systematic and coordinated manner.
This important moment was held as a pre-event to the Conference on Guiding Seed Sector Transformation in Africa. Watch the recording now.
This case study highlights key elements of the approach towards facilitating systemic change in the Ethiopian seed sector. It shares lessons learned with those who strive to guide sector transformation elsewhere.
With lessons to inspire policymakers and practitioners alike, this film tells how Ethiopian and international partners have guided Ethiopia’s seed sector transformation.
RijkZwaan & Enza Zaden, two leading Dutch seed companies are increasingly active in Ethiopia. ISSD Ethiopia created Partnership Projects to guide learning on how partners can maximise mutual benefits
Ethiopia’s continuing seed sector transformation is creating new opportunities. A new Directive lays a path for seed exports to flourish. Joep van den Broek maps the origins of this important milestone.
Smallholder farmers face a number of challenges accessing seed in the traditional size bags. ISSD Ethiopia and partners work on initiatives to promote more accessible small seed packs.
June 2020: Sector partners continue to observe and discuss emerging critical challenges and potential urgent actions in response to COVID-19 and the imposed measures and restrictions
Seed sector partners in multiple countries have been collaborating to rapidly assess the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the functioning of the seed sector. This synthesis shows useful comparisons in impacts and suggested urgent actions
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