AbduRahman Beshir has more than two decades of experience of getting better seeds and varieties to farmers. He works towards boosting farmer uptake of improved crop varieties by identifying ideal crop traits and strengthening seed systems.
Currently, he is working to strengthen seed systems across South Asia in close collaboration with government, national agricultural research systems, non-governmental organizations, donors, seed companies and other seed value chain actors. He primarily focuses on Nepal and Pakistan.
Beshir works with partners fast track the development and deployment of market-ready products and scale up quality seed production of key crops in the region like maize, rice and selected legumes and vegetables. He integrates farmers, researchers and seed companies for the development of improved crops varieties and their subsequent adoption through robust and inclusive seed delivery pathways.