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Latest updates from the ISSD Africa Community of Practice
March 2022

Below you can read about the latest outputs and activities from the ISSD Africa CoP. Have you got materials you want to develop and share with the ISSD Africa CoP? Contact: 

Webinar - SCALE & ISSD Africa - March 30
Last mile seed systems in fragile contexts

When: Wednesday March 30 - 15:00-16:00CEST
Register: Click here

Join SCALE and ISSD Africa on March 30th to hear four inspiring models of last mile seed production and distribution in fragile contexts.

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Enhancing EGS supply:
Key actors working hand in hand in Uganda

Read about how partners are collaborating on a pre-booking system for breeder and foundation seed, facilitating seed demand forecasting and supporting improved seed tracking and tracing. 

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Gender & seed entrepreneurism
Case studies from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania

This paper seeks to identify factors that inhibit and promote women’s success in seed businesses, through three case studies of women’s and men’s entrepreneurship across varying seed-related value chains and country contexts in Africa south of the Sahara.

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Policies, laws & regulations:
Studying inspiring recent examples that support farmer seed systems

This study will compile and analyze recent (last three years) changes in policies, laws and regulations –at local, district or national levels  in selected African countries, that directly contribute to the (further) development of resilient seed systems; and, in particular, impact positively on farmer seed systems,

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Seasonal seed scenario planning:
Decision support procedure for matching supply and demand

Under the ISSD Africa topic 'Creating demand for quality seed', the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT worked with SeedCo Ltd. to develop a systematic, yet simple and heuristic procedure to support seed supply planning. The procedure is supported by a package of ready-to-use guides and tools. 

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From the CoP:
Towards more effective and resilient seed value chains for grain legumes and dryland cereals

Researchers of the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (CRP-GLDC) share a brief which summarises the outputs of collaborative research across multiple countries investigating modalities to boost the efficacy and resilience of seed value chains

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