Seed Systems

Seed systems are the “backbone” of sector research, quality assurance, extension, and distribution. They are the trigger point to create more productive, commercial farmers able to shift to more sustainable farming practices.

Strengthening National
seed systems

We will strengthen national seed systems by enhancing government and private sector support for seeds and building a stronger seed policy and regulatory framework

Enabling inclusive farmer
access to seed

by increasing availability of EGS and improved seed, improving extension services, and enhancing the capacity of the extension and input distribution system.

Enabling higher adoption of diverse, climate-smart crop varieties

by enhancing variety turnover, developing strong quality control for improved seed, and offering advisory on diverse, nutrient- dense, climate- smart varieties

AGRA aims to establish strong, efficient, and resilient seed systems that provide farmers with timely and affordable access to suitable and high-quality varieties, equipped with traits for improved yields and resilience against pests and diseases.

We work with global research institutions and universities to ensure that African countries benefit from the latest scientific knowledge and technologies – and they are brought to market.

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