The rise of the seed-producing cooperatives in Western and Central Africa: A viable path towards improving access to quality seeds in the region. Summary of the Access to Seeds Index's side-event at the FAO Committee on Agriculture's 26th session.
Dans le cadre de la méthodologie de l’édition 2019 de l’Indice de l’accès aux semences, l’analyse portera sur les efforts déployés par plus de 60 entreprises d’Afrique, d’Asie et du monde entier pour soutenir la productivité des petits exploitants agricoles.
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 work was undertaken under the supervision of Mr. Yacouba Diallo, a regional consultant based in Bamako, Mali.
L'étude sur l’essor des coopératives productrices de semences en Afrique de l'Ouest et en Afrique centrale a évalué plus de 50 coopératives semencières dans 20 pays. Des examples solides ont été identifiés dans quatre pays: le Sénégal, le Mali, le Burkina Faso et le Niger. Dans huit autres pays, la situation a été qualifiée de «prometteuse». Le travail a été entrepris sous la supervision de M. Yacouba Diallo, consultant régional basé à Bamako au Mali.
The Landscaping study for the Regional Access to Seeds Index for Western & Central Africa provides an overview of the outcomes of 20 country studies to identify leading seed companies in Western & Central Africa. Country specific profiles were developed by national focal points, who provided overviews of local seed sectors as well as a list of 22 leading seed companies in their respective countries. The work was undertaken under the supervision of Mr. Yacouba Diallo, a regional consultant based in Bamako, Mali.
The Landscaping study for the Regional Access to Seeds Index for South & Southeast Asia provides an overview of the outcomes of 13 country studies to identify leading seed companies in South and Southeast Asia. Country specific profiles with an overview of the local seed sector as well as a list of the selected 24 leading seed companies are the result of a process of research, consultations and validation, which started with studies of the seed industry in 13 countries in the region by Mordor Intelligence, based in Hyderabad, India.
The Landscaping study for the Regional Access to Seeds Index for Eastern & Southern Africa provides an overview of the outcomes of 22 country studies to identify leading seed companies in Eastern and Southern Africa. Country specific profiles were developed by national focal points, who provided overviews of local seed sectors as well as a list of 22 leading seed companies in their respective countries. The work was undertaken under the supervision of Mr. Claid Mujaju, PhD, a regional consultant based in Harare, Zimbabwe.
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L’objectif de l’atelier était d’échanger avec les OP ouest-africaines sur l’initiative Indice d’accès aux semences et d’engager la mobilisation de leur contribution au processus sur l’élaboration éventuelle d’un indice sousrégional pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest.
El presente Resumen Ejecutivo ofrece una perspectiva general de las principales conclusiones (1) para las tres clasificaciones, (2) desde el punto de vista industrial, (3) a nivel de las áreas de medición del Índice Mundial, y (4) a nivel de las áreas de medición del Índice Regional.
The Methodology Report for the 2016 Access to Seeds Index describes the methodology for both the Global Access to Seeds Index and the Regional Index for Eastern Africa. The methodology was developed based on extensive stakeholder consultations in 2013-2014. The draft was reviewed by an Expert Review Committee. The first Access to Seeds Index was scheduled for publication at the end of 2015 but it was postponed to February 2016 to allow additional time for analysis.
This report, prepared by Cardo Emerging Markets based in Nairobi, provides baseline information on the East African regional seed sector detailing both regional and country specific scenarios. The information has been sourced from existing literature and interviews with regional and national seed sector players. Twelve countries are included in this report: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
To develop the methodology for the Regional Access to Seeds Index for Eastern Africa, Nairobi based consultancy firm Cardno Emerging Markets was selected in August 2014. For landscaping purposes, Cardno set up a network of experts in the 12 countries that are in the scope of the Index, to consult stakeholders and to collect relevant data on the regional seed industry and farmers’ needs. The Stakeholder Engagement Report, drafted by Cardno Emerging Markets, is a result of these consultations with seed companies, smallholder farmers and other stakeholders in the region. It contains an overview of their input on issues related to the role of the seed industry in availing quality seeds to smallholder farmers. This data was used for shaping the methodology for the Regional Access to Seeds Index for Eastern Africa.