In April, the Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT and ISSD Africa hosted an online sharing of digital tools used for resilient seed system development, culminating in an interactive webinar. Watch the recording and accompanying introduction videos to the shared tools.

Providing farmers and farming communities with information and options on seeds and varieties is proven to boost the demand and use of quality seed as well as promote crop diversity.

A number of digital tools have been released or are under development, which seek to put more information in the hands of farmers and other local actors. Much is being learned about the efficacy and design considerations for such tools and their processes of adoption. This online sharing process explored these lessons, forging a better understanding of what works, what doesn’t and what gaps remain.

Watch the webinar:

Introduction Video – Jacob van Etten

Hamro Biu or ‘Our Seeds’ App in Nepal

For more information contact:
Pitambar Shrestha: pitambar [at]
Ronnie Vernooy: r.vernooy [at]

Seed Information Exchange in Ethiopia

For more information contact Berta Ortiz: B.Ortiz [at]

Seed Demand and Supply Forecasting System in Myanmar

For more information contact Arnab Gupta: arnab.gupta [at]

Seed Tracking and Tracing System of Uganda

For more information contact Arnab Gupta: arnab.gupta [at]

ClimMob: Crowdsourced variety evaluation

For more information contact Jacob van Etten: j.vanetten [at]