Local seed business: learning from experiences on farmer-based seed production in Uganda: FNS-REPRO study visit, 31 October-3 November 2023

Christine Kawuma Menya, Marja Thijssen, Tony Ngalamu, Geoffrey Otim, Patrick Oyee

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Abstract

The Food and Nutrition Security Resilience Programme (FNS-REPRO) focuses in South Sudan on the development of a robust, inclusive, sustainable and resilient seed sector, to enhance the resilience of the agricultural sector as a whole. A group of experts from various organizations in South Sudan visited Uganda to learn from farmer groups that produce quality declared seed as a business. Participants looked into conditions and opportunities for establishing similar groups back home. They then formulated a number of key actions. Participants concluded that when the right conditions are created, farmer groups are carefully selected and trained in all aspects of seed business, and farmers get the appropriate support, the approach can make a considerable contribution to directly increasing farmer access to quality seed and indirectly increasing food security and farmer incomes. The study visit was organized by ISSD Uganda, in collaboration with Wageningen University & Research.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Centre for Development Innovation
Number of pages21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024

Publication series

NameReport / Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation
No.WCDI-24-322

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