Reports

TASAI Top Ten Lessons

This document summarizes the top 10 emerging lessons from the 13 TASAI Country Studies as of September 2017.

TASAI Data Appendix

This table summarizes TASAI indicators across 13 countries (Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe). Note that this appendix is in the final phases of review; it is not ready for citation. We welcome comments and corrections until December 6, 2017, after which we will publish the final version.

Reports from 2016/2017 TASAI Roll-out

TASAI is currently conducting studies in the following 12 countries, namely Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Country reports and briefs for these countries will be available in the second half of 2017. We will update this page as each report is finalized.

DRC Brief 2017

DRC flagTASAI Brief - DRC (2017)  This brief summarizes the key findings of a study completed in 2017 to appraise the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) formal seed sector. The study focuses on the four crops important to food security in the DRC, namely maize, rice, beans, and soya bean. Note that this report is in the final phases of review; it is not ready for citation. We welcome comments and corrections until December 6, 2017, after which we will publish the final version.

Ethiopia Brief 2017

Ethiopia flagTASAI Brief - Ethiopia (2017)  This brief summarizes the key findings of a study completed in 2017 to appraise Ethiopia's formal seed sector. The study focuses on the four crops important to food security in Ethiopia, namely maize, wheat, teff, and sorghum. Note that this report is in the final phases of review; it is not ready for citation. We welcome comments and corrections until December 6, 2017, after which we will publish the final version.

Ghana Brief 2017

Ghana flagTASAI Brief - Ghana (2017)  This brief summarizes the key findings of a study completed in 2017 to appraise Ghana's formal seed sector. The study focuses on the four crops important to food security in Ghana, namely maize, rice, soya bean, and cowpea. Note that this report is in the final phases of review; it is not ready for citation. We welcome comments and corrections until December 6, 2017, after which we will publish the final version.

Madagascar Brief 2017

Ghana flagTASAI Brief - Madagascar (2017)  This brief summarizes the key findings of a study completed in 2017 to appraise Madagascar's formal seed sector. The study focuses on the four crops important to food security in Madagascar, namely rice, maize, beans, and groundnut. Note that this report is in the final phases of review; it is not ready for citation. We welcome comments and corrections until December 6, 2017, after which we will publish the final version.

Malawi Brief 2017

Malawi flagTASAI Brief - Malawi (2017)  This brief summarizes the key findings of a study completed in 2017 to appraise Malawi's formal seed sector. The study focuses on the four crops important to food security in Malawi, namely maize, beans, groundnut, and soya bean. Note that this report is in the final phases of review; it is not ready for citation. We welcome comments and corrections until December 6, 2017, after which we will publish the final version.

Mozambique Brief 2017

Mozambique flagTASAI Brief - Mozambique (2017)  This brief summarizes the key findings of a study completed in 2017 to appraise Mozambique's formal seed sector. The study focuses on the four crops important to food security in Mozambique, namely maize, rice, cowpea, and soya bean. Note that this report is in the final phases of review; it is not ready for citation. We welcome comments and corrections until December 6, 2017, after which we will publish the final version.

Senegal Brief 2017

Senegal flagTASAI Brief - Senegal (2017)  This brief summarizes the key findings of a study completed in 2017 to appraise Senegal's formal seed sector. The study focuses on the four crops important to food security in Senegal, namely maize, rice, groundnut, and millet. Note that this report is in the final phases of review; it is not ready for citation. We welcome comments and corrections until December 6, 2017, after which we will publish the final version.

South Africa Brief 2017

South Afrcia flagTASAI Brief - South Africa (2017)  This brief summarizes the key findings of a study completed in 2017 to appraise South Africa's formal seed sector. The study focuses on the four crops important to food security in South Africa, namely maize, wheat, sunflowers, and soya bean. Note that this report is in the final phases of review; it is not ready for citation. We welcome comments and corrections until December 6, 2017, after which we will publish the final version.

Tanzania Brief 2017

Tanzania flagTASAI Brief - Tanzania (2017)  This brief summarizes the key findings of a study completed in 2017 to appraise Tanzania's formal seed sector. The study focuses on the four crops important to food security in Tanzania, namely maize, beans, soya bean, and pigeon pea. Note that this report is in the final phases of review; it is not ready for citation. We welcome comments and corrections until December 6, 2017, after which we will publish the final version.

Zambia Brief 2017

Zambia flagTASAI Brief - Zambia (2017)  This brief summarizes the key findings of a study completed in 2017 to appraise Zambia's formal seed sector. The study focuses on the four crops important to food security in Zambia, namely maize, rice, groundnut, and beans. Note that this report is in the final phases of review; it is not ready for citation. We welcome comments and corrections until December 6, 2017, after which we will publish the final version.

Zimbabwe Brief 2017

Zimbabwe flagTASAI Brief - Zimbabwe (2017)  This brief summarizes the key findings of a study completed in 2017 to appraise Zimbabwe’s formal seed sector. The study focuses on the four crops important to food security in Zimbabwe, namely maize, beans, soybeans, and sorghum. Note that this report is in the final phases of review; it is not ready for citation. We welcome comments and corrections until December 6, 2017, after which we will publish the final version.

Kenya Brief 2016

Kenya flagKenya Seed Index Brief 2016  This brief summarizes the key findings of a second study conducted in 2015 and 2016 to appraise Kenya’s formal seed sector. As in the pilot study, the brief focuses on four grain crops that are important to food security in Kenya, namely maize, sorghum, beans and cowpea.

Uganda Brief 2016

Uganda Seed Index Brief 2016 This brief summarizes the key findings of a second study conducted in 2015 and 2016 to appraise Uganda’s formal seed sector. As in the pilot study, the brief focuses on four grain crops that are important to food security in Uganda – maize, sorghum, beans, and millet.

Reports from 2014/2015 TASAI Pilot

Kenya Brief 2015

Kenya flagKenya seed index brief 2015 This brief summarizes the key findings of a major study conducted in 2013 and 2014 to appraise the structure and economic performance of Kenya’s seed sector. The brief focuses on four grain crops that are important to food security in Kenya, namely maize, sorghum, beans and cowpea.

South Africa Brief 2015

South Africa seed index brief 2015 This brief summarizes the key findings of a major study conducted in 2013 and 2014 to appraise the structure and economic performance of South Africa's seed sector. The brief focuses on four grain crops that are important to food security in South Africa – maize, soybean, sunflower, and wheat.

Uganda Brief 2015

Uganda seed index brief 2015 This brief summarizes the key findings of a major study conducted in 2013 and 2014 to appraise the structure and economic performance of Uganda's seed sector. The brief focuses on four grain crops that are important to food security in Uganda – maize, sorghum, beans, and millet.

Zimbabwe Brief 2015

Zimbabwe seed index brief 2015 This brief depicts the key findings of a major study conducted in 2013 and 2014 to appraise the structure and economic performance of Zimbabwe's seed sector. The brief focuses on four grain crops that are important to food security in – maize, sorghum, cotton, and soybean.

Reports from 2012 TASAI Design

TASAI Design

TASAI Design TASAI Design: Oct 2012 TASAI was designed after careful and lengthy consultation with seed industry experts in Africa and leading index coordinators. This report summarizes the many considerations that we took into account in designing TASAI. It provides a justification for our methods.