ISSD Ethiopia has been tasked by the Federal Government to support the development of a new and effective EGS system.
During the 3rd annual Amhara regional cooperative exhibition, ISSD’s Amhara unit was awarded a certificate to acknowledge their efforts to strengthening regional seed producer cooperatives
The ISSD unit in Oromia South and West assessed seed dissemination mechanisms in six woredas. The results highlight important distinctions across crops and areas
ISSD’s team at Mekelle University hosted colleagues from the Agricultural Growth Program (AGP) to identify opportunities for improved collaboration in our efforts to strengthen the Tigray seed sector
The ISSD Tigray unit has delivered an orientation workshop on crowdsourcing (CS) and participatory varietal selection (PVS) for researchers from four Agricultural Research Centers (ARCs) and wereda office of agriculture representatives
ISSD teamed up with our sister programme, REALISE, to deliver a ToT to help our partners adopt and ultimately lead PVS and crowdsourcing activities.
ISSD’s Amhara team is supporting seed sector stakeholders to adopt and embed the key innovations and learning from ISSD’s crowdsourcing and PVS activities
With the objective to enhance the marketing of quality seed, three SPCs (Misoma Gudina, Abdi Gudina, and Jalela Bishan Babile) conducted mini-seed marketing at Guba Koricha woreda, Bube Kebele on May 1, 2019.
The ISSD Tigray unit project has presented its main achievements on the Mekelle University annual research review day
ISSD’s Oromia Unit facilitated a training of 32 professionals to support seed producer cooperatives in their management practices.
ISSD’s Oromia East Unit organised a workshop with key stakeholders to address pressing supply and marketing issues in Hararghe zones.
Download and read about the latest activities and achievements of ISSD Ethiopia over the previous months; as well as gain insights into current focus areas.
A training focusing on PVS, crowd sourcing, gender sensitive informal seed system intervention and data collecting system was held at the town of Shashemene from Feb 26 – 28/2019.
The Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EAIR) and Regional Agricultural Research Institutes (RARIs) are key seed sector stakeholders. These institutes have a lead role in variety development, variety maintenance and quality EGS production. To support and strengthen their efforts ISSD provided a training to these organisations staff, highlighting the opportunities that the ISSD approach andContinue reading “Strengthening EGS production & supply through systems thinking”
Ensuring seed supply matches demand is a complex national process. Various institutional bottlenecks continue to result in farmers not getting seed of the varieties they want, while unused seed sits as carryover, degrading and potentially becoming unusable. ISSD and partners strive to address these challenges and our collaboration is yielding promising innovations.