Advocating for the active Engagement of the Youth in the Agricultural Value Chain

19 - 23 September 2011
Ezulwini, Swaziland

Harmonized Seed Security Project (HaSSP)

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Date: 
September 2011

A major constraint to agricultural productivity and food security in SADC is an inadequate supply of high quality seed due to climatic, economic and social factors.

In years of seed shortage member states need to import seeds from neighboring countries. However, this process can be complicated because laws and regulations are disjointed.

The implementation of the SADC Harmonized Seed Regulatory System will make a significant difference to the region, culminating in a larger SADC market for seed.