Seed regulatory framework analysis


The tool provides checklists of questions for different types of seed system stakeholders to explore how current regulatory frameworks are implemented.  The tool seeks to address the question of whether there are appropriate quality assurance models that can increase availability and access to quality seed for vegetatively propagated crops (VPCs) cultivated by smallholder farmers, while simultaneously minimizing risk of spreading of pests and diseases that might threaten their yields and incomes. The interviews also ask about gender differences in perceptions on use and implications of seed regulations.

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Contact Margaret McEwan (International Potato Center):

Seed inspectors discussing disease and pest incidence with sweetpotato vine multipliers, Tanzania. (photo: M. McEwan/CIP)