ICARDA Seed Info no. 57
August 14, 2019
Seed Info aims to stimulate information exchange and regular communication between seed staff in the Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA) region and beyond. Its purpose is to help strengthen national seed programs and thus improve the supply of high-quality seed to farmers
- WANA Seed Network News provides information on activities relating to global or regional cooperation and collaboration in facilitating the development of a vibrant regional seed industry. In this issue of Seed Info, we report on the Community Seed Production and Business Management training course organized by ICARDA.
- In the News and Views section, the article “Sowing the Seed of Growth in Myanmar” has been reproduced. Other news in this section comes from regional and/or international organizations, such as the African Seed Trade Association, International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) and the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV).
- The section on Seed Programs presents news from Ethiopia, Iran, and Syria. Seed info also reports on a recent meeting in West Africa assessing the progress made in implementation of harmonized seed regulation in the region.
- The Research section of Seed Info captures information on research activities or issues relevant to the development of seed programs in the CWANA region and beyond.