Welcome to the sixth ISSD Uganda programme newsletter for 2016.
Welcome to the fifth issue of ISSD Uganda programme newsletter for 2015.
Welcome to the second ISSD Uganda programme newsletter for 2015. In this issue we are sharing the key results that we achieved in 2014.
We are proud to present that all LSBs met their target in terms of seed production and sales and ISSD together with PASIC project and USAID-FTF-EEA activity were able to support the MAAIF led National Seed Policy stakeholder validation. The newsletter further highlights some of the activities that took place in the first six months of 2015.
Welcome to the first issue of ISSD Uganda programme news letter for 2015. In this issue, we share with you the innovation projects that were developed through multi-stake holder meetings held in Lira, West Nile, Mbarara, and Kampala. In this newsletter, plans for 2015 are also highlighted, for example, ISSD’s approach towards out-scaling of 70 new LSBs, strengthening the existing LSBs; continued support to the public sector in carrying out their mandate related to quality seed production and exploring options for involving the Dutch private sector in the Ugandan seed sector.
The newsletter is aimed to provide you with key information regarding the potential of Local Seed Businesses (LSBs). We share evidence of effectiveness of the ISSD approach and strategies in enhancing access and utilization of quality seed by farmers, and innovations in ensuring effective systems and structures supporting a dynamic seed sector.
We started with the ISSD Uganda programme mid 2012, and in 2013 LSBs) were able to produce 832 tons (season 2013A and 2013B) of quality seed of various crops. LSBs and their members have improved their skills in seed production and they share their stories in this newsletter. We have also recorded achievements at programme level which we share with you as well as the lessons we have learned from programme implementation.
In this newsletter we also highlight the ISSD approach and its rationale to agricultural and economic development.