ISSD Uganda is helping farmers to adapt to climate change by supporting local seed businesses to produce affordable certified quality seed of improved varieties of food security crops which perform well under changing climate conditions.
This manual is developed as part of the support to local seed businesses in Uganda and to facilitate the future scaling of the LSB component. Foremost, this manual is based on real experiences from the experts in working with local seed businesses and it provides practical examples based on true stories.
To help illustrate the practical experiences during the first two years of the programme, the seed and agribusiness experts used existing manuals and tools on seed entrepreneurship for smallholder farmers in SSA, and seed. The manual can be used as a training manual but also as a coaching tool for LSBs in their day-to-day need for support. This is why we use the word manual instead of training manual.
ISSD Uganda looks at the opportunity of bridging the gaps between these two sector, by engaging farmers in seed entrepreneurship through the Local Seed Business (LSB) model. When farmers are supported through ISSD interventions and they become technically equipped, strategically linked, professionally organized and market oriented, they can sustainably provide quality seed to smallholders farmers at affordable prices. This brochure further explains the LSB model.