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Call for website redesign

ISSD-Plus Project in Uganda is streamlining its internal and external communication and an active and user friendly website will be a key tool in this process. The website is currently registered under http://issduganda.org/. It’s against this background that the project intends to engage a service provider to undertake its website redesign and hosting as per the Terms of reference herewith under.

If your organization is able to meet the deadlines provided in the above time line; send your financial proposal by 3rd July, 2019 through email address: hr@issduganda.org  before 5:00 p.m

 

Job Vacancies:

Wageningen UR Uganda is searching for vibrant experienced suitable persons to fill the following positions for the two projects (ISSD Plus and NIGI projects) as below:

  1. Seed expert – ISSD Plus project based at Rwebitaba ZARDI
  2. Communications Trainee
  3. Finance and Admin Assistant (NIGI)
  4. Driver- NIGI

 

Call for Consultancy-Review of Vegetable Training Materials

The assignment is purposed to revise the available materials, identify information gaps there in and rewrite them in a more comprehensive and user-friendly style that will make them more relevant and appropriate to the farmers and the sector professionals.

 

Call for Consultancy for Media Planner

ISSD is seeking services of a short-term professional to support the execution of the upcoming media (radio/TV) campaigns – seasonal planning, implementation and evaluation of Radio and TV media placements. This is an out-of-office station assignment and the Consultant will be expected to communicate via emails, telephone frequently and come to office for meetings as will be needed.


INTEGRATED SEED SECTOR DEVELOPMENT

Mon 15 May 2017 until Fri 2 June 2017

Organised by Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation

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.

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Creating vibrant, market oriented and pluralistic seed sectors

Contemporary lessons in seed sector development
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.

In this course participants can broaden their international experience and strengthen their competencies to support seed sector development, taking an integrated perspective. The overall objective of the programme is to enhance the capabilities to translate the ISSD concept into strategies for making seed programmes and policies that seek enhancement by connecting to present practices. The training is experience-based and task-oriented and highly interactive. It includes lectures, visits to different Dutch seed companies and organisations, case studies, group discussions, assignments and field work.

Course objectives
Upon completion of the course you will:

  • be able to support farmer groups in taking an entrepreneurial approach towards seed production and trade;
  • know how to strengthen private and public functions in seed sector development;
  • know how to address through partnerships and innovation institutional bottlenecks in the seed sector;
  • understand how international agreements impact on domestic seed policies, seed laws and regulatory frameworks;
  • understand the opportunities for putting the ISSD-concept into practice in your own work context.


Target audience
The course is designed for researchers, managers, policy makers and practitioners, working in a field related to seed sector development, employed by public, private, civil society, research, education and/or development organisations. Applicants should have a MSc degree and have at least three years of relevant professional experience. Proficiency in English is required.

Link to the course brochure: http://www.wur.nl/en/show/CDIcourse_ISSD_2017.htm

Application
Interested candidates can apply to Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation for admission to the training. Click here to apply.

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