Course: Integrated seed sector development

Course: Integrated seed sector development, Wageningen UR Centre for development Innovation

Course: Integrated seed sector development (Photo credit: Wageningen UR Centre for development Innovation)

Dates: 18 May to 5 June 2015
Organised by: Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation

Over the last decades, the formal seed system in most developing countries has shifted from a publicly dominated sector to a privately dominated sector. However, throughout the world, the largest quantities of seed are still produced by farmers themselves. Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) recognises the relevance of formal and informal systems and aims to balance public and private sector involvement.

The objectives of the course are to enable the participants to:

  • support farmer groups in taking an entrepreneurial approach towards seed production and trade;
  • know how to strengthen private and public functions in seed sector development;
  • know how to address through partnerships and innovation institutional bottlenecks in the seed sector;
  • understand how international agreements impact on domestic seed policies, seed laws and regulatory frameworks;
  • understand the opportunities for putting the ISSD-concept into practice in your own work context.

To know more about the course and to apply, follow the link here.

The deadline to apply to the course is: 6 April 2015