Hawassa University Integrated Seed Sector Development in Ethiopia held Workshop

HU, ISSD in Ethiopia held workshop on the theme of “Strengthening linkages between seed supply and demand” on October232028.

Mr. Mesfin Behailu, ISSD manager in his introductory speech said that the workshop offers ISSD and partners the opportunity to collectively identify the best ways to improve demand supply linkages, sharing of experiences and lessons learned over the last years of collaborative efforts which enables the identification of activities to continue in 2019 and reflection on experiences will confirm the needed roles that ISSD, partners and all stakeholders need to play.

 According to Mr. Amahyesus W/Michael the ISSD activities on linking seed supply and demand is to inject variety, select best performing and farmer preferred varieties in 9 Wordas to 3600 men and women farmers participated directly, 22 varieties of 7 crop types are selected and injected in the production system.

Finally, stakeholders in government, civil society, cooperative unions, agricultural commercialization clusters, farm service centers, seed producers, traders and agro-processing industries participated and made discussions on the issue at the workshop.

Sileshi Negash

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