An Expert Consultation Workshop was held in Abidjan in October 2016 which shed some light on the measurement of seed sector performance in Africa. Attended by more than 40 participants, this meeting has been key to promote renewed awareness and commitment on the need for a more efficient and sustainable seed sector in Africa.
The Workshop was also an opportunity to promote the understanding of ongoing initiatives measuring key aspects of seed sector performance. Five main initiatives exist that were presented: the Word Bank’s Enabling Business in Agriculture, the African Seeds Access Index of the Cornell University, the Access to Seeds Index, the Agrobiodiversity Index and the National Seed Dashboard of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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