Over the last decades, the formal seed system in most developing countries has shifted from a publicly dominated sector to a privately dominated sector. However, throughout the world, the largest quantities of seed are still produced by farmers themselves. Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) recognises the relevance of formal and informal systems and aims to balance public and private sector involvement.
Seed is an essential input for crop production. Access of farmers to affordable quality seed of superior varieties is key in increasing agricultural production and productivity. ISSD recognizes that farmers obtain their seed from different sources or systems, and builds programmes upon a diversity of seed systems. Supporting the development of a vibrant and pluralistic seed sector can substantially contribute to increasing food security and prosperity in developing countries.Read
As West Nile Local Seed Business Association (WENILOSEBA) and Northern Uganda Local Seed Business Association (NULSBA) associations grow, it is becoming more and more important to diversify its source of income by looking for alternative sources of grants, donations and other source of financial assistance to help in running its activities and all these are possible when the technical team and board members are technically equipped in strategic development and skills in proposal development to diversify funding sources.Read