Seed governance: from seed aid to seed system security in fragile areas
This report “Seed governance: From Seed aid to Seed system security in Fragile areas” (PDF), by Cordaid, is aimed at developing a coherent and conflict-sensitive approach to seed system rehabilitation, for example through seed provision and/or the revival of seed markets at the local, regional and national level. For this report, Wageningen University conducted a research consisting of expert interviews, an expert consultation and a literature study on seed aid, seed systems, seed security and seed governance. The report was presented during a workshop with seed experts at the Dutch Africa Day. A previous version of this report was discussed during an international Expert Consultation, with about 20 representatives from Dutch government, international institutions, private sector, and NGOs. The focus of the report is on addressing seed system development and resilience in fragile and conflict-affected areas, rather than directly addressing lack of seed availability or access to seeds.