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Workshop title: Measuring Seed Sector performance in Africa
Convenor(s): AfricaSeeds and the Gates Foundation
Date: 24th to 26th October 2016
Venue: Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Meeting overview: attended by organizations developing and implementing seed sector indices including the World Bank, Access to Seed Index, Gates Foundation and Bioversity International. Meeting was attended by seed experts regional economic communities and research institutions across Africa, including AFSTA, African Union, COMESA, ReSAKSS, CORAF, among others.

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Workshop title: Workshop on Open Source Seed Systems
Convenor(s): National Plant Genetic Resource Centre (Uganda), Bioversity International, HIVOS East Africa, Ministry of
Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (Uganda)
Date: 8th to 10th December 2016
Venue: Kampala, Uganda
Meeting overview: attended by seed sector stakeholders in Uganda including the National Seed Certification Service (under the Ministry of Agriculture), Uganda Seed Trade Association, Uganda National Farmers’ Federation, National Agricultural Research Organization, Integrated Seed Sector Development (Uganda), and representatives from Community Seed Banks in the country.

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Workshop title: TASAI Uganda Dissemination
Convenor(s): Market Matters Inc. and Uganda National Farmers’ Federation (UNFFE)
Date: 31st January 2017
Venue: Kampala, Uganda
Meeting overview: attended by seed sector stakeholders in Uganda including the Uganda National Agro-Dealers Association (UNADA), Uganda National Farmers’ Federation, Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), Integrated Seed Sector Development (Uganda), the media and representatives from agriculture-related NGOs.

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Workshop title: 3rd Annual Congress for the Regional Network for Agriculture Policy Institutes (ReNAPRI)
Convenor(s): Tegemeo Institute for Public Policy Research
Date: November 2016
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya
Meeting overview: meeting attended policy research institutes from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa and Malawi. Meeting was opened by the Principal Secretary in the State Department of Agriculture, in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (Kenya).

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Workshop title: 2016 Annual Conference of the Seed Trade Association of Kenya (STAK)
Convenor(s): Seed Trade Association of Kenya (STAK)
Date: November 2016
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya
Meeting overview: Annual meeting of the seed industry in Kenya. Meeting attended stakeholders in the seed industry in Kenya including top officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, county officials in charge of agriculture, seed companies, development partners, among others. Meeting was opened by the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (Kenya).

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Workshop title: World Food Prize – Seed Security as Food Security
Convenor(s): DuPont
Date: October 2015
Venue: Des Moines, Iowa, USA

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Workshop title: Seed Companies’ Update meeting
Convenor(s): Agri-Experience
Date: February 2017
Venue: Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
Meeting overview: meeting brought together about 10 seed companies; KEPHIS, the government seed regulator; four agro-dealer associations; and the Seed Trade Association of Kenya (STAK). Participants received an update on Kenya’s new Seed Regulations, results from Agri-experience’s Agro-dealer survey, uptake of the new seed labels in Kenya and the TASAI 2016 findings for Kenya.

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Workshop title: COMESA Seed Committee
Convenor(s): COMESA
Date: February 2017
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel, Cairo, Egypt
Meeting overview: Second meeting of the COMESA Seed Committee. Objective of the meeting was to review the status of the COMESA Seed Harmonization Implementation Plan (COMSHIP). Members of the Committee include Heads of the Seed Certification Services from COMESA member states including Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Swaziland; CGIAR centres represented by CIMMYT and CIAT; and the COMESA secretariat. MM Inc. was invited to present the concept note on the COMESA Seed Information System (COMSIS)

Dr. Edward Mabaya, Opening key note during CIMMYT 50 event. September 28,2016