Subcomponent 2.2

Building Competitive and Sustainable Seed Systems

This subcomponent was initially intended to finance interventions across six thematic areas:

  • Producing and maintaining early generation seed and promoting improved seed, especially of high-value traditional crops;
  • Strengthening seed, breed, and fingerling production systems;
  • Developing and strengthening alternative delivery systems for high-value traditional seed and open pollinated varieties (OPVs);
  • Catalyzing the growth of competitive seed retail networks;
  • developing and advocating a conducive legal, regulatory, and institutional framework for seeds, breeds, and fingerlings;
  • Supporting national public-private dialogue (PPD) platforms on seeds, breeds, and fingerlings.

The focus has however been substantially scaled down and resources downscaled to focus on three invention areas:

  • producing and maintaining early generation seed and promotion of improved seed; (ii) strengthening seed, breed and fingerlings production systems; and
  • developing and strengthening alternative delivery systems for high value traditional seeds and OPVs.