Seed Alert 2 – June 2020
This second Seed Alert charts emerging challenges and impediments to the functioning of the national seed sector
The Seed Alert 2 presents four specific alerts. The alerts and proposed actions were identified collaboratively with sector stakeholders.
- Alert 1: Mobility restrictions and lockdown disrupt the processes involved in the evaluation and release of new varieties
- Alert 2: Mobility restrictions and lockdown hinder the timely production of early generation seed, and the planning of its supply
- Alert 3: Mismatch between financial products and services, and seed business models and needs, limits access to finance
- Alert 4: Mobility restrictions and their enforcement impede seed producers’ access to agro-inputs and mechanization services