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Maize seed quality assurance & quality control (QA/QC) in sub-Saharan Africa
July 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EAT
CIMMYT is organizing a session on Maize seed quality assurance & quality control (QA/QC) in sub-Saharan Africa, as part of the AGG webinar series: Maize seed systems development in Africa.
About this webinar
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) with national agricultural research systems (NARS) and seed company partners have long been striving to increase the maize productivity and resilience to climate induced variabilities and extremes in sub-Saharan Africa by releasing new improved varieties adapted to multiple stresses in the target population of environments.
While impressive progress has been made in scaling up adoption of the improved maize varieties in several countries across sub-Saharan Africa, issues related to quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) still remain and need to be effectively addressed. Seed quality can be affected at various stages in the seed value chain: production, processing/conditioning, storage, retail outlets, and at farmer level. In order to have higher impact through delivery of high-quality seed of client-oriented products and accelerate varietal turnover in sub-Saharan Africa, there is a need to improve seed quality control.
This webinar is aimed especially for the benefit of public and private sector partner institutions under the Accelerating Genetic Gains in Maize and Wheat for Improved Livelihoods (AGG) project.
The webinar will be conducted via Zoom on July 22, 2021:
Maize seed quality assurance & quality control (QA/QC) in sub-Saharan Africa webinar
For more information and the complete program, please read the webinar brochure.
About the series
The Maize Seed Systems Development in Africa webinar series, hosted by the Accelerating Genetic Gains in Maize and Wheat for Improved Livelihoods (AGG) project, presents practical insights on potential solutions for accelerating the development of the maize seed industry in Africa. Insights and recommendations are based on evidence collected from rigorous and innovative field studies carried out with seed companies, agrodealers and farmers. The webinars speak to seed company managers, researchers, and government and NGO representatives who are interested in getting new maize varieties to the farmers who most need them. The series also aims to provide a platform for AGG partners to provide feedback and shape future priorities for collaborative action-oriented research. Ample time will be reserved for engagement between presenters and participants.
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Lila Train.