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Wageningen University & Research Campaign for ISSD Africa

ISSD Africa, a successful Community of Practice (CoP) on seed sector development hosted by Wageningen University & Research is looking for new investment partners before April 15. Partners are asked to invest in the CoP and/or nine well-defined action topics, ranging from seed, agrobiodiversity & climate change to gender & seed systems. Currently, as much as 50% of the yield gap in Africa is the result of the use of poor quality seed and varieties. Increased access and use of quality seed will contribute to increased agricultural productivity and help fight hunger, malnutrition and climate change.

Christina Blank, Programme Manager of the Global Programme Food Security at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation: ‘As we feel ISSD Africa is of enormous importance to enhance smallholders access to seed of their choice, we’ve decided to contribute a maximum of 50% of the budget for 2019-2021: 1.6 million Euro. On one condition: for other development partners to pledge at least similar significant support.’ Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation is now looking for these other development partners, and has launched a campaign website: issdafrica.org .

 12/03/2019 - 15/04/2019
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Organization: ISSD Africa
Other organizations: Wageningen University & Research
Year: 2019
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Geographical coverage: Africa
Type: Event
Full text available at: https://issdafrica.org/
Content language: English
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