ISSD Africa Webinar 25 February: Seed Policy Design and Implementation – Lessons from West Africa

Significant seed policy reform is underway in Nigeria and Ghana. Stakeholders are collaborating to deliver real innovations. Join this webinar to learn from these experiences and hear what is making this progress possible

When: Thursday February 25 @ 14.00 – 15.30 WAT/CET (13.00 – 14.30 Accra)
Where: Online – Zoom link to be shared with registrants

Seed system actors in Ghana and Nigeria have made significant progress in policy reform to adopt national seed policies and to prepare implementation plans, with the aim of encouraging private sector participation in the seed sector. However, both countries face similar, complex challenges in defining complementary roles for the public and private sectors, integrating informal and formal seed systems, and creating the right environment for public breeding programs to make their products widely available to farmers and entrepreneurs.

This webinar is organised under ISSD Africa Topic 4: Enabling Seed Policies. The event is hosted by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) led by IFPRI. The topic of the webinar considers the following question:

What are the gaps in the design and implementation of national policies governing the seed system, and how are the gaps both understood and addressed by key stakeholders to improve access to improved varieties and quality seed?

The webinar will bring together private sector participants, regulators, and policy-makers in the seed systems in Ghana, Nigeria, and beyond to learn from short presentations on the ongoing experiences in the two countries and an interactive panel discussion on the presentations.


  • Kwaw Andam, Research Fellow/Program Leader-Nigeria, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)


  • Falaq Tidjani, Senior Manager, Sahel Consulting, Nigeria
  • Maxwell Agbenorhevi, Consultant/Researcher on Seed Systems, Ghana

Register and join the webinar
We encourage you to join this webinar and learn from the experiences of these two countries through the presenters, panelists and colleagues in the audience.

Registrants will be contacted with more information on participation closer to the event.