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HaSSP Breakfast Meeting
Meikles Hotel, Harare
27 August 2012


FANRPAN hosted a Harmonized Seed Security Project (HaSSP) breakfast meeting for the captains of the seed industry and farming community. The meeting brought together 25 stakeholders, who among them were senior seed executives from Seedco, Pannar, Pioneer, Agri-seeds, Pristine Seeds, Zimbabwe Seed Trade Association, Tobacco Research Board, Seed Services, Department of Research and Specialist Services, Agriculture Research Council, Zimbabwe Commercial Farmerís Union and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanization, Irrigation and Development.

The objectives of the meeting were to give an overview of the SADC Seed Regulatory System, an update of HASSP implementation in Zimbabwe, as well as share progress on the community seed enterprise in Zaka which is implemented in partnership with GRM International. Dr. Bellah Mpofu (HaSSP Project Manager FANRPAN) gave a presentation on the overview of HaSSP; Dr. Claid Mujaju (Head of Seed Services) gave an update of HaSSP implementation in Zimbabwe and Mr. Alexander Carr (Team Leader GRM International) talked about community seed production in Zaka. The meeting was facilitated by the CEO for FANRPAN Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda.

All the stakeholders fully endorsed the seed harmonization initiatives that are being championed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanization, Irrigation and Development; in partnership with the Agricultural Research Council (ARC-FANRPAN Node).

The major outcome of the breakfast meeting was a resolution by the captains of the seed industry to spearhead HaSSP project implementation and ensure that Zimbabwe retains its position as the regional leader and champion on seed issues.

Stakeholders at the FANRPAN -HaSSP breakfast meeting at Meikles Hotel in Harare, 27 August 2012
Stakeholders at the FANRPAN -HaSSP breakfast meeting at Meikles Hotel in Harare, 27 August 2012
Dr. Bellah Mpofu (HaSSP Project Manager) presenting at the HaSSP breakfast meeting
Dr. Bellah Mpofu (HaSSP Project Manager) presenting at the HaSSP breakfast meeting
Dr. Claid Mujaju (Head Seed Services) presenting at the HaSSP breakfast meeting
Dr. Claid Mujaju (Head Seed Services) presenting at the HaSSP breakfast meeting
Side meeting for seed captains after the HaSSP breakfast meeting
Side meeting for seed captains after the HaSSP breakfast meeting
Permanent Secretary for Agriculture, Mechanization, Irrigation & Development
Permanent Secretary for Agriculture, Mechanization, Irrigation & Development

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