Market-driven seed production business models empower legume seed producers in Africa

 Rice Today   |  

Seed producers attended a workshop on market demand-driven seed production business models and ICT tools organized by the CGIAR Seed Equal Research Initiative to emphasize the importance of bean, cowpea, and soybean seed production and trade in Eastern, Southern, and Western Africa.

Highlights of the workshop included extensive discussions with participants on the importance of a private sector-led multi-stakeholder platform to improve access to information, the need to engage policymakers in strengthening markets for legumes and legume seed, and the critical importance of engaging women and youth in seed production and enterprise development.

“We can change Africa through legumes,” said Jean Claude Rubyogo, leader of the Bean Programme and director of the Pan Africa Bean Research Alliance at the Alliance of Bioversity and International Center for Tropical Agriculture (AB-CIAT).

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