Seed research and certification in SADC countries

proceedings of a seminar held at Maseru, Lesotho
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Southern African Centre for Cooperation in Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Training , Gaborone, Botswana
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Statementedited by Christopher Lungu.
ContributionsLungu, Christopher., Southern African Centre for Co-operation in Agricultural Research., SADC Seed Research and Certification Seminar (2nd : 1994 : Maseru, Lesotho)
LC ClassificationsSB114.A456 S44 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 169 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL6814541M
LC Control Number00284229

With regards to aligning seed certification policies, Mozambique is at the beginning of step 2 of the reform process. The country has begun reviewing its seed production, marketing, quality control and certification standards, rules and procedures to be consistent with the SADC Harmonized Seed Regulatory Size: KB.

Seed will therefore have to be imported from Seed Company International (who have shares in SEMOC) to meet the shortfall. Seed Company plans to harvest 2 tonnes of Matuba maize seed and 1 tonnes of cowpea.

Seed of beans, tomatoes, onion and cabbage could be sourced from South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. SADC Seed Security Network SEPTEMBER SADC Seed Security Network SEPTEMBER 1 fi SADC Seed Security Network Focus ΠActivities ΠAchievements Security SEPTEMBER fl Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book not only suffers by it, but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved.

SADC Southern African Development Community the harmonisation of seed standards and regulations on international trade through specific research studies”, within strategic area C. FAO (), High-Level Expert Forum on How to Feed the World inRome, October. harmonization of seed certification standards.

Once a country. Regional harmonization: SADC • Currently seed markets in the region - in which companies offer hybrid or OPV seeds - are segregated, diverse, and difficult to access for newcomers • in each country a new variety must go through lengthy variety testing and release procedures before seed may be marketed.

Training plant genetic resources personnel in SADC has been one of the major achievements made so far. Whereas there were only three trained staff knowledgeable on plant genetic resources activities at the beginning of the project, by there were 34 staff trained up to MSc degree level and staff trained up to certificate level.

seed assures the buyer of the genetic identity and characteristics of the seed being purchased.

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This special publication, The Role of Seed Certification in the Seed Industry, provides a comprehensive assessment of the seed certification system and its continued utility in the nation's genetic and plant breed­ ing programs. through conducting a Scoping Study on Seeds and Agriculture Research Processes in Tanzania: the case of small scale farmers participation in setting research agenda.

Under the Seed legislation, a regulatory framework for control of the quality of seed produced, imported, exported and used by the farmers in Tanzania is Size: KB. phytosanitary rules and lack of harmonization of seed regulations across countries have made it harder for the smallholder farmer to gain access to seed of these research products.

Paper presented at the workshop on successful community based seed production strategies, co-organized by CIMMYT and ICRISAT, AugustHarare, Size: KB. Seed Security is a precursor to Food Security because availability and quality of seed set the limits to crop production and productivity.

To assist in these aims, the Crop Development Unit of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Directorate manages programs such as the SADC Seed Security Network (SSSN), which seeks to improve access and availability of high quality seed in the Southern African region.

SADC Seed Certification and Quality Assurance System, and SADC Quarantine and Phytosanitary Measures for Seed were presented. These documents will form an integrated harmonized seed regulation system that will facilitate easier movement of seed across borders within the SADC region, without compromising on quality and plant health aspects.

The Schemes were established in driven by a combination of factors including a fast-growing seed trade, regulatory harmonisation in Europe, the development of off-season production, the seed breeding and production potential of large exporting countries in America (North and South) and Europe, and the support of private industry.

As shown in Figure 2, the seed sector in Zimbabwe is dominated by few large companies. One company controls about 47% of the maize seed market and 67% the soybean seed market.

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For maize seed, second, third and fourth largest companies, control 16%, 13% and 10% market share, Size: KB. GENETICALLY Modified Organism products and seed are fast spreading into most Southern African countries which lack the technological capacity to screen and detect GMOs, a.

Box Components of seed legislation in developing countries 57 Table Comparative status of seed legislation in SADCC countrie58 s Table Comparative seed nomenclatures in Asia 59 Table Price ratio for grain versus in different African countrie64 s Box Seed pricing in Pakistan, India and Zimbabwe With SADC-ICART support, the University of Zambia designed a plant breeding programme that incorporated both technical and social skills.

The programme has graduated 12 students, all of whom are already employed. The paper describes implementation approaches and challenges and lessons learnt. technical and vocational education and training in other countries, which can in turn be used as a basis for on-going TVET reform.

Gaps, silences and positive aspects of the policies analysed were revealed for improvement and consolidation to meet international requirements, standards and recognition.

Trade patterns in the SADC region – key issues for the FTA 3 Introduction This policy brief examines trade patterns in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) over the period to Intra-regional trade flows and volumes Fluctuating import growth Perhaps the most distinguishing feature of the period between and areFile Size: 78KB.

SADC countries need to develop a regional capacity to effectively control the spread of animal and plant diseases to achieve maximum food production and boost the economy, says an expert in animal disease control. Economies of southern African countries are agriculture-based, employing about 56 percent of the labour force in the region.

South Africa exports mainly to SADC countries like Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho and Zambia (Agriinspec, ). In63% of the processed crop was exported to Spain, 19,4% to Namibia, 4,8% to Italy, 4,1% to China and 3,2% to Egypt (ABSA, ). The training course enabled scientists in the other Sadc countries, excluding South Africa, to test and verify food imports before they are allowed into their own territories.

Seed Production and Training Manual – by Lambert Delimini – FAO - 12/05/ riverain grass land and boliland. Upland rice is grown throughout the country. Rice production in inland valley swamps is widely dispersed also, but the production of mangrove swamp rice, riverain grassland and boliland is restricted to fairly Rice research File Size: KB.

production, certification and marketing are matters falling under seed trade regulations and management, and should not form part of the requirements for PVP; a task team should be established to collaborate with the SADC Secretariat where a regional PVP office is envisaged, strengthening such an office and building capacity at national level.

As a long-term measure, activities of programmes such as the SADC Seed Security Network (SSSN) are being strengthened to improve farmers’ accessibility to seed. SADC is optimistic that the remaining cereal deficit of almost three million tonnes will be filled following the predictions by weather experts of normal to above normal rainfall in.

An analysis of maize trade in the Southern African Development Community. Evans K. Chinembiri. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree. MSc. Agric. (Agricultural Economics) in the. Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, UNIVERSITY OF.

According to Mpofu, in a study found that policy frameworks in various SADC countries differed. This meant, for example, that sometimes it was difficult to move seeds from one country. Mobilizing V AT revenues in African countries insurance, gambling, public broadcasting, and ‘out-of-scope’ governments.

12 Hence, these are not shown in T able 2. comesa seed harmonisation implementation plan (com-ship) “a comesa strategy to implement comesa seed trade harmonisation regulations leading to increased seed production, reliability, trade and competitiveness of the seed industry in the comesa region.”.

WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, Septem /APO Group/ -- Marking an historic milestone in agricultural trade and export, the U.S.

government, in partnership with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat and the Zambian government formally commissioned today the first hybrid maize seed export from Zambia to the.

54 Outlook on AGRICULTURE No 1 Impacts of the SADC Free Trade Agreement Figure 1. South Africa beef exports (kg) and value (Rand).

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NOSA Agricultural Services Tel: Training and/or training materials available. Oil and Protein Seeds Development Trust Tel: The Oil and Protein Seed Development Trust provides funding for research on sunflowers, soybeans and groundnuts that is in the interest of producers, processors.

Varriety use and development, seed production and storage by farmers under local conditions, and seed exchange mechanisms are presented as the three principal components of a dynamic system that forms the most important seed source of food crops for small farmers in developing countries.

The information on this topic is based on a literature Cited by:   On Monday, Novem the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), supported by the Feed the Future Southern Africa Seed Trade Project with technical direction from the USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub, launched the SADC Seed Technical Meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa.