COVID-19: Advocating immediate practical, remedial and preventative action

In 2020, partners actoss multiple countries mobilised to rapidly assess the impacts of COVID-19 on the functioning of seed sectors. This article charts what happened through the assessments and what was learned about structural seed sector reform Download the article…

ISSD Africa: Webinar, June 9 – Creating demand for quality seed in northern Uganda

On June 9, ISSD Africa will host a webinar to explore innovations and experiences in improving demand creation for quality seed. The webinar builds on a case study of East West Seed Knowledge Transfer and ISSD Plus activities in northern…

A solution to the controversy on plant variety protection in Africa

African countries are fast-tracking the protection of plant varieties by embracing the 1991 Convention of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV).  The West-African Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle joined UPOV as its fifth African member…