Brief: How is COVID-19 affecting seed sectors?

To avoid a food crisis in follow up to the health crisis we currently face, urgent coping strategies are needed for the seed sector.

This introductory brief outlines a collaborative effort to conduct country quick scans of the impact of COVID-19 and our response to the pandemic on different functions and practical activities in the seed sector.

On at least a monthly basis, reiterations of the quick scan will contribute towards the development of coping strategies that enhance resilience and support continuity of activities in the seed sector, taking the unpredictability of the crisis and seasonal-dependency of the seed sector into account.

Download the brief here