This study charts the needs of public seed bodies in Ethiopia which should be addressed in order to advance seed sector transformation.
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Transforming the Ethiopian Seed Sector: Issues and Strategies
The Ministry of Agriculture has launched this guiding document to inform on the current state of, and ambitions for seed sector transformation in Ethiopia.
ISSD SNNPR September newsletter
Download and read all the latest updates and achievements from the ISSD Unit in SNNPR
Charting seed sector transformation: From distributed seed to distributed autonomy
With the directive on seed marketing being endorsed earlier this year, we chart here the physical and cognitive journey many had to take to reach this point.
ISSD Tigray: Fostering business relationships
ISSD’s Tigray Unit facilitated a consultative workshop which saw representatives of multiple SPCs, seed unions and other key stakeholders discuss ways and means to overcome joint challenges and improve collaboration
ISSD Amhara: August Newsletter
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Private sector development to deliver on nutrition targets
Ethiopia and the Netherlands are committed partners in seed sector development. Building on Ethiopian seed sector transformation, planning is underway to strengthen and broaden this partnership and enable mutually beneficial business and trade. With nutrition top of the agenda, ISSD Ethiopia facilitated a recent scoping mission to frame the challenges and opportunities ahead.
ISSD OSW: Strengthening seed business relationships
ISSD’s Oromia South & West Unit facilitated a two-day workshop aimed at highlighting ways to improve cooperation and coordination between SPCs and seed unions.
Action planning to guide new seed producer cooperatives
ISSD facilitated a recent training which focused on supporting farmers who have mobilised and formed new cooperatives.
Graduated LSBs: stepping up or hanging in?
ISSD invests in developing local seed businesses that are technically equipped, market oriented, professionally organised and strategically linked. A recent study highlighted the lasting impact the programme’s activities has had on their viability, generating lessons for further support to seed producing cooperatives.
ISSD Tigray: July newsletter
Download and read the latest developments and achievements by ISSD’s Tigray Unit, with this month’s focus on partnerships
ISSD Oromia East: July newsletter
Download and read the latest developments from ISSD’s Unit in Oromia East.
Ethiopian success informs high-level global seed sector development gathering
Ethiopian seed sector stakeholders, supported by ISSD Ethiopia, have been transforming the national seed sector. Their successes have not gone unnoticed and during a recent international workshop held at the ILRI campus in Addis Ababa, ISSD Ethiopia shared its lessons learned, hoping to inspire similar transformations in other countries.
Piloting insurance mechanism to combat climate change risk
The impact of the last El Nino on productivity and income confirmed the vulnerability of many seed producers to such shocks. ISSD’s Oromia East Unit reports on a potential solution.
ISSD SNNPR: BENEFIT partners strategising on gender issues
ISSD and CASCAPE gender experts met to discuss complimentarity and a joint way forward in our collective efforts on gender issues in the Ethiopian food system.