ISSD Africa aims to become atrue community of practice, facilitating learning about effective seed sector intervention, management and policies in Africa, providing the structure to co-create, experiment, learn and exchange how to address complex seed sector challenges, with a focus on seed sector innovation in Africa.

ISSD Ethiopia is implemented under the umbrella of the Bilateral Ethiopian Netherlands Effort for Food, Income and Trade Partnership (BENEFIT Partnership). The programme’s goal is to improve female and male smallholder farmer access to and use of quality seed of new, improved, and/or farmer preferred varieties to sustainably increase agricultural productivity.

The ISSD Myanmar Programme envisions a vibrant and pluralistic seed sector that caters for the quality seed needs of smallholder farmers in Myanmar’s Dry Zone. Started in 2017, ISSD Myanmar Programme is a four-year programme that has been implemented in four Regions in the Dry Zone of Myanmar: Sagaing, Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw and East Bago Regions.

The Integrated Seed Sector Development programme in Uganda (ISSD Uganda) aims to support the development of a vibrant, pluralistic and market-oriented seed sector, providing smallholder farmers access to affordable quality seed of superior varieties.

From 2016 until 2019, this project, funded by the Netherlands Initiative for Capacity development in Higher Education (NICHE) of Nuffic, will support the Zambezi Agency by strengthening its capacity to develop, implement and maintain innovative gender sensitive educational and action research agribusiness programmes, focusing the seed value chain