Scaling groundnut and sorghum seed in Eastern Africa (Tanzania)

The Innovation Fund from the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (CRP-GLDC) supported the scaling of improved seed in Tanzania by engaging and strengthening of eleven seed enterprises from public and private sectors for the production and...

Tools and training to increase farmer access to quality seed

Sweetpotato is a highly productive crop and orange-fleshed varieties are an excellent source of vitamin A, making it an important option for regions at a risk of food shortages and malnutrition. However, viruses that are spread by whiteflies and the vine cuttings...

RTB toolbox for Working with Root, Tuber and Banana Seed Systems

Root, tuber and banana crops are the foundation of tropical food security.  But their seed systems are complex and widely informal. The seed is bulky, expensive to transport, spoils easily, and can harbor health problems from viruses to weevils. These challenges must...

Seed Co’s new US $13M plant to change face of farming in Zimbabwe

The US $13 million maize seed conditioning plant from SEED Co Limited commissioned in Zimbabwe by President Mnangagwa, is set to enhance the group’s seed maize supply capacity for both local and regional markets as the facility contributes to quick turnaround of...