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Smallholders often use informal seed systems to meet their seed needs. The project increases the access, availability and necessary diversity of adapted seeds to smallholders to reduce their vulnerability to shocks and contribute to their food and nutrition security. In national and global policy dialogues improved and pluralistic seed systems that better respond to the reality and the needs of smallholders are promoted and smallholders will get political recognition for their role in germplasm conservation.
A nivel mundial
Agricultura y seguridad alimentaria
Cambio climático y medio ambiente
Smallholder farmers often use traditional or informal sources to meet their seed needs. Despite impressive efforts to develop national seed sectors where private enterprises play a central role and seed quality is regulated according to international standards, the formal sector provides less than 5% of the seeds used to produce traditional staple foods of West Africa and less than 10% of rice in Nepal.
In many countries and areas traditional seed systems are threatended by rapid environmental changes, crop genetic erosion and often distorted by effects of international markets and agricultural policies.
Reducing the vulnerability of smallholders through enhanced access to diverse and adaptive crop varieties through improved and pluralistic seed systems.
Smallholder farmers who produce seed, either individually or as part of seed producer groups, cooperatives and community seedbanks and smallholder farmers who will gain access to more seed, of better quality and better adapted to environmental conditions and farmers’ preferences are the main beneficiaries.
Researchers, technicians and decision makers at various governmental levels will obtain a better understanding of the existing diversity of the target crops, local seed systems and of their potential to contribute to agricultural development, and a closer connection to actors involved in these systems. This should translate in better informed policies and programmes.
|Efectos a medio plazo||
Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Nepal, Uganda and Uzbekistan:
Global: Actors in relevant international policy fora consider policy recommendtions based on the project experience.
Resultados de las fases anteriores:
|Dirección / Officina Federal responsable||
Cooperación al desarrollo
|Contrapartes del proyecto||
Contraparte del contrato
Institución académica y de investigación extranjera
|Coordinación con otros proyectos y actores||
The lead institutes in the respective countries are responsible for the implementation of the project and the collaboration of the relevant actors.
Complementarities and synergies with other initiatives funded by IFAD, FAO/GEF, World Bank, etc. will be sought in all project countries.
The SDC project “Strengthening Agro-biodiversity in Southern Africa” offers further synergies.
|Presupuesto||Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF 1’900’000 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF 1’710’000|
|Fases del proyecto||Fase 2 01.10.2017 - 30.09.2022 (Fase en curso) Fase 1 01.08.2012 - 31.12.2016 (Completed)|