International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Voluntary Guide for National Seed Policy Formulation

In many developing countries, there is a lack of adequate seed policies – i.e. principles that guide government action and define the roles of stakeholders. The absence of such policies weakens countries’ capacity to provide smallholders with adequate access to quality seeds of the crops most suited to their farming systems, conditions and needs. This Guide has been developed to assist governments in formulating policies which help create an enabling environment for seed sector development. 

Topic(s)
Sustaining local crop diversity, Policy for sustainable use
Subject area(s)
Policy development, Strengthening seed systems
Subject category(ies)
Seed policy
Publisher
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Publication date
2015
DOI
NA
Resource link
Resource type
Method, Publication or report
Resource format
PDF
Primary geographic focus
Global
Open access
Yes

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