Seed knowledge hubs

Proposal outlines plans to establich sub-regional knowledge hubs, beginning with Kenya, Tanzanie and Uganda

In order to facilitate the scaling of good resilient seed system practices and knowledge, the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, and partners, developed a proposal for the establishment of sub-regional seed hubs.

Through an iterative process of consultations, including with lead PGR and seed organizations in East and Southern Africa, a detailed document was produced outlining the key features of the proposed sub-hub.

The hubs will be demand driven and provide intelligence and technical backstopping to farming communities, national and international research programmes, development actors, seed companies and policy decision-makers, on resilient seed systems tools, methods, information sources, data management, policy design and compliance with applicable regulations and agreements.

In Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, the seed hub proposal will be discussed at the ministerial level for policy endorsement. For more information, contact Ronnie Vernooy at the Alliance, r.vernooy [at] cgiar.org