Here we list recent SSSA field presentations, upcoming assessments, awareness raising events, and training opportunities. Please do contact us, if your organization has a ‘seed security event’ to share.

  • Mon
    26
    Sep
    2016
    Fri
    30
    Sep
    2016
    Orlando, Florida USA

    The Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) Program will organize a symposium on “Advances in Hermetic Storage for Smallholder Farms” during the International Congress of Entomology (ICE) in Orlando, Florida, September 26-30, 2016. The symposium will highlights research findings, extension efforts and private sector engagement in reducing postharvest losses in developing countries with a focus on smal …

  • Sun
    06
    Nov
    2016
    Wed
    09
    Nov
    2016
    Phoenix, Arizona, USA

    There are many key session here— and we signal especially the theme: ‘Transforming Smallholder Agronomy in Africa’

    Website: https://www.acsmeetings.org/

  • Wed
    14
    Dec
    2016
    9:30 - 11:00 A.M.Washington, D.C. or via Webinar

    "Feed the Future has recently with partners unearthed some powerful findings on how to make systems for producing and delivering breeder and foundation seed (aka early generation seed) work better. This seminar will showcase the results and next steps from a series of early generation seed studies recently completed in 11 countries in Africa. Join us for an important discussion on seed sector deve …

  • Thu
    02
    Feb
    2017
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PMSave the Children, 899 North Capitol St. NE, Ste. 900, Washington, DC 20002

    This brief session will share practical insights for reinforcing the seed security of smallholder farmers, with a particular focus on Africa.  It will review the latest tools available for identifying diverse seed security constraints and share on- the- ground implementation responses to address common resilience and nutrition constraints (e.g. diversity and nutrition fairs, vegetable seed interve …

  • Tue
    28
    Feb
    2017
    9:30 AM - 11:00 AMAgrilinks.Org

    This webinar looks at the possibilities of Quality Declared Seed  (QDS) for expanding African smallholders’  access to the range of crops and varieties key for  food security and nutrition and to promote climate smart agriculture.  Better varieties and good quality seed need to reach farmers and they currently largely fail to do so. Seed quality and their regulations are one of the problems faced …

  • Wed
    01
    Mar
    2017
    Thu
    02
    Mar
    2017
    Washington, D.C., USA

    Substantial investments have been made to develop high performing varieties of legumes in recent decades.  Yet less than 1% of legume seed comes from the formal sector and farmer adoption of, and access to, new varieties have lagged.  Without repeating the usual excuses—that farmers save and recycle seed—new business models are needed (that is, non-maize focused models). Also, key bottlenecks need …

  • Mon
    15
    May
    2017
    Fri
    02
    Jun
    2017
    Wageningen University, The Netherlands

    "In this course participants can broaden their international experience and strengthen their competencies to support seed sector development, taking an integrated perspective. The training is experience-based and task-oriented and highly interactive. It includes lectures, visits to different Dutch seed companies and organizations, case studies, group discussions, assignments and field work.

    The co …

  • Fri
    15
    Sep
    2017
    Sat
    07
    Oct
    2017
    Zimbabwe: Harare and multiple rural sites
    Announcement

     

    Overview: With increased global scrutiny focused on ill-tailored or dependency-generating seed responses, Seed System Security Assessments (SSSAs) are rapidly becoming the de-facto tool in preventing misdiagnosis of seed insecurity. Seed security is now widely seen as distinct from food security and there is growing worldwide interest in this new field of SSSAs.

    With increased visibility, the d …