Subregional Office


 for Eastern Africa (SFE)




Project Symbol:


Project title:

Assistance to the formulation and initiation of the African Seed and Biotechnology Programme and Action Plan for its implementation


Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda and other countries in Africa


250 000 US $

Start Date:

01 Oct. 2006

Completion Date:

30 Sep 2007


The overall objective of the project is to enable African farmers to have access to the benefits of advances in seed technology and biotechnology through the elaboration and implementation of the ASBP. This will be accomplished by building the capacity of the AU, its member countries and seed sector stakeholders to better understand the technical and policy issues related to seed and biotechnology, so that they can fully develop the Action Plan of the ASBP that will include a clear indication of detailed activities, timeframes and allocation of responsibilities for ASBP implementation.