Integrated Seed Sector Development/ ISSD

The ISSD Oromia South and West unit, based at Oromia Seed Enterprise, is one of the six program implementing partners of the Program on Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) in Ethiopia. Its aim is to strengthen the development of vibrant, commercial and pluralistic seed sector in Ethiopia. The program is funded by the Directorate General for International Cooperation through the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Addis Ababa. The unit is responsible for the implementation of eight components in south and western Oromia. These components are local seed business, seed companies- small and medium scale, private seed producers, partnerships and innovation, enabling and evolving seed policies, research and studies, sharing experiences and lessons learnt and capacity development. Seed policies take an integrated approach to seed sector development, fostering a pluralistic approach and policy makers adapt to changing circumstances, diverse environments and societal demands. ISSD south western Oromia promotes the development of enabling and evolving policies in collaboration with pertinent partners. In its partnership component the unit focuses on regional issues of supporting the regional agriculture sector in terms of initiating the establishment of regulatory body towards ensuring production and supply of quality seed, making the availability of early generation seed a system, initiating direct seed marketing that is supposed to result in relatively supply of quality seed and accountability in terms of distribution where the producer and the farmers (Customers) make business face to face. Furthermore, studies have been conducted to identify basic problems observed in the region's current seed demand assessment mechanisms. Innovations need to become more evidence-based through research and studies by conducting ISSD relevant research, supporting MSc thesis research and PhD studies, training experts in multidisciplinary seed sector approaches; and publishing in scientific and popular media, which, indeed is one among the sector service components of ISSD Ethiopia Oromia South and West unit. More on issd visit the following web site

East African Agricultural Productivity Project (EAAPP)

Why EAAPP? • Agricultural development technology is basis for growth in productivity • Size matters in technology systems (economy of scale) • Agricultural research in Africa is highly fragmented • Seed production on farmers field is very important to allivate shortage of seed supply and seed technology promotion • Therefore the project has been done seed multiplication on farmers field in collaboration with OSE • The project has been supported OSE by supplying a modern seed cleaning machine by more than 11 Milion Eth. Birr and constructing a seed store which has the capacity of storing about 10,000 quintals. More on issd visit the following web site More on eaapp visit the following web site

Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

The work of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is guided by its vision: that of a food secure and prosperous Africa, achieved through rapid, sustainable agricultural growth based on smallholder farmers, the majority of whom are women. A uniquely African Green Revolution will transform smallholder agriculture into a highly productive, efficient, competitive and sustainable system that lifts millions out of poverty. To achieve this requires comprehensive change across the agricultural system, facilitated by equally comprehensive policy support on national, regional and global levels. Smallholder farmers grow most of the continent’s food, producing a rich diversity of crops. Yet, they do so with minimal resources, poor seeds and soil, and little government support, leaving their yield just one-quarter the global average. In addition, they must now cope with the unprecedented impacts of climate change. Therefore, AGRA has been supported OSE through giving grants for strengthening seed production, processing and distribution for the last 3 years. “We support the call for a uniquely African Green Revolution to help boost agricultural productivity, food production and national food security. We support all efforts to achieve a sustainable Green Revolution.” Declaration on African Agriculture in the 21st Century More on agra visit the following web site


CIMMYT acts as a catalyst and leader in a global maize and wheat network that serves the poor in developing countries. Drawing on strong science and effective partnerships, the center creates, shares, and uses knowledge and technology to increase food security, improve the productivity and profitability of farming systems, and sustain natural resources. Priority areas include: Using global maize genetic diversity to tackle threats to global food security and economic growth Globally, maize has become the world’s most important crop. It is used for food, feed, fuel, and industrial purposes and is the main staple food for poor people in Africa, Latin America, and South Asia. In order to realize this mission, the project has been working with OSE in demonistration and seed production of quality protein maize (QPM) and dry tolerant maize (DTM) for the last six years. More on cimmyt, visit the following web site


Free movement of seed with a view to promoting cross-border seed trade for better access by farmers in Eastern and Southern Africa to improved genetic traits and quality seed i.e. improvement of seed supply; Therefore, to ensure this mission the project has been supported OSE in granting the purchase of chemical fertilizer More on afsta visit the following web site


For the last 6 years, SG-2000 has been worked in the following areas: • Maintain seed quality through training and internal regulatory systems • Demonstration, popularization and market promotion of seeds of improved varieties through farmers’ field day, public media and news paper, etc, • Need-based training/consultancy services on the seed production, multiplication, processing and private small-scale seed business establishment and management • Development of training materials to help its customers to produce genetically pure seed of cultivar of their choice • Provide technical support to strengthening the farmers’ capacity to produce seeds for on their own use and do their seed business (an autonomous local seed business /community seed business for locally adapted crop varieties). More on sg-2000 visit the following web site  


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