Based on the positive experiences with the Plant Variety Protection toolbox developed by SeedNL, the aim of the Scoping Study for a Seed Laws Toolbox was to explore and assess the possibility, relevance and arrangements of a Seed Laws Toolbox, providing regulatory support in areas beyond PVP.
A conducive seed regulatory framework is key for the development of a vibrant seed sector. Yet, it is still one of the key bottlenecks hampering the development of the sector in developing countries and upcoming markets.
The SeedNL partnership sees improving the enabling environment for seed business as one of the key areas where support is needed. A transparent and enabling business environment will benefit all seed sector stakeholders and improve farmers’ access to quality seed of a diverse portfolio of improved and adapted varieties.
The study describes a selection of international projects and initiatives that have been successful in promoting seed regulatory reform and/or supporting the implementation of seed regulations, including the Access to Seeds Index.
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