International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

FAO - EU Afghanistan Seed Project

This audio slide show presents an example of a seed project supported by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Union (EU) in Afghanistan. In this project, assistance is provided to build up the private seed sector in the form of small enterprises to produce quality seed, and in the public sector to regulate the seed industry. Farmers in poor rural areas are often willing to be involved in seed trials and to use improved seed to increase crop yields, as well as to influence other farmers to become involved.
Sustaining local crop diversity, Policy for sustainable use
Subject area(s)
Strengthening seed systems
Subject category(ies)
Enhancing local capacity, Seed quality assurance, Smallholder seed enterprises
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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Resource type
Article or presentation, Case study, Multimedia
Resource format
Primary geographic focus
Near East
Open access

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