Knowledge for Development

Seed systems, science and policy in East and Central Africa - Online


Date: 08/03/2015


This unique CTA publication provides insights into the various seed systems, the policy and science environment and the challenges faced by governments, universities, the private sector, farmers and other stakeholders in their efforts to ensure the availability of quality seeds, and to ensure that Africa increases its share of the global seed trade. The publication is the direct output of the CTA/ASARECA Seed Science and Policy ‘learning writeshop’, which was held in conjunction with the 2nd ASARECA General Assembly and Scientific Conference in Burundi in December 2013. The workshop built on the outcomes of CTA’s interventions aimed at increasing the engagement of universities in agricultural and rural development policy processes with a primary focus on the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme in Africa and supporting selected universities to analyze their contributions to the development of an integrated seed sector. It includes the CTA/ASARECA policy brief. The printed version of the publication is also available and the digital version can be accessed here.