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Regional Seed Security workshop
Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre, Johannesburg South Africa
20 May 2010 - 21 May 2010


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FANRPAN hosted a common vision workshop for the domestication of the recently signed SADC Seed Regulatory System from the 20th to the 21st of May 2010 at the Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

On 5 February 2010, the SADC Ministers responsible for Agriculture and Food Security signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the implementation of the SADC Harmonized Seed Regulatory System. The system aims at improving seed trade and increasing the availability of high quality seed to farmers in the region. The Harmonised Seed Regulatory System will facilitate easier movement of seed between SADC countries and will make more varieties of seed available throughout the Region. It will also integrate small isolated national seed markets into one large SADC market. This system has been developed by SADC through a consultative process and represents a direct response of the Member States to the low availability and limited access by farmers in the Region, to key agricultural inputs. Special attention in this regard is on small scale farmers who have limited resources and face challenges in sourcing seed of high quality.

The objectives of the 2 day meeting were to develop a workplan for the four year project to be piloted in Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The workshop was attended by Government seed experts, the private sector, policy analysts, agro-dealers, CGIARs, farmers, NGOs and development partners.

Regional Seed Security workshop Regional Seed Security workshop
Regional Seed Security workshop Regional Seed Security workshop
Regional Seed Security workshop Regional Seed Security workshop
Regional Seed Security workshop Regional Seed Security workshop
Regional Seed Security workshop Regional Seed Security workshop
Regional Seed Security workshop

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