Action research topics

Action on key bottlenecks: 9 action research topics that we believe hold the key to unlocking the potential of African seed sectors.

Partners within theCommunity of Practice with specific expertise in each topic, lead the way in finding innovative solutions that facilitate progress.

Topic 1: Developing the seed sector in fragile states
Topic 2: Effective seed insecurity response
Topic 3: Agrobiodiversity, seed and climate change
Topic 4: Enabling seed policies
Topic 5: Enhancing seed quality assurance
Topic 6: Business models for early generation seed
Topic 7: Creating demand for quality seed
Topic 8: Gender dynamics in seed systems

Action on each topic is guided by experience-based and agreed upon action research questions.

Importantly, partners provide some of the funding for their work themselves, and align results directly into their
programmes.