Seed Alert 1 – May 2020
This Seed Alert recommends urgent actions to support the Nigerian seed sector. The Alert is the result of a multi-stakeholder rapid assessment.
The global COVID-19 crisis and the measures taken to combat it are creating critical challenges across seed sectors.
This Seed Alert highlights four specific alerts:
- Alert 1: Mobility restrictions hamper the access to markets by farmers, seed companies and agro-dealers
- Alert 2: Measures result in increased seed prices and reduce affordability for farmers
- Alert 3: Mobility restrictions hamper seed quality assurance services for seed quality assurance
- Alert 4: Mobility restrictions hamper the production and supply of early generation seed