This Partnership builds on achievements of ISSD Ethiopia, recommendations of stakeholders, and ambitions of the governments of Ethiopia and the Netherlands.

Objectives align well with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) of Ethiopia, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) and SeedNL, a partnership between the Netherlands Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and the seed association Plantum.

Partnership Management Unit

The consortium of Ethiopian Seed Association, Plantum and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) will manage the Partnership. Six fulltime experts will be employed at the Partnership office in Addis Ababa, supported by Dutch partners, to execute activities. Strategic guidance will be given by a Steering Committee of the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ethiopia, Ethiopian Seed Association and Plantum. WUR plays a crucial role in facilitating the Partnership and strengthening capacities.

The Ethiopian Seed Association

Plantum, the Dutch seed trade association

Wageningen University & Research

Enabling Partners

Ministry of Agriculture of Ethiopia

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ethiopia

The SeedNL Partnership of Dutch actors from government, private sector, civil society organisations and research institutions.