The landscaping study on the rise of the seed-producing cooperative in Western and Central Africa, evaluated over 50 seed-producing cooperatives across 20 countries. Strong performers were identified in four countries: Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. In eight other countries the situation was qualified as ‘promising’.
The 2016 Regional Index for Eastern Africa demonstrated the key role regional companies play in reaching smallholder farmers by delivering the industry’s products to the farm gate. The 2018 Index will therefore be expanded to include two additional regions.
Stakeholders are invited to provide their feedback on the Methodology for the 2018 Access to Seeds Index so it can be taken in consideration before its finalization. Comments and suggestions can be sent before 19 October 2017 to email@example.com
Following a year of farmer roundtables, the development of the second Index has started, which will expand its regional scope to Asia and West Africa. A first draft of the methodology will be available this summer for public consultation and feedback.
Following an intensive development and review process that started in 2013, the Methodology Report of the Access to Seeds Index 2015 is available. The report describes the methodology for both the Global Index and the Regional Index for Eastern Africa.