Seed News

Relevant News Articles

CTECH, December 29, 2019 | Impact Investing—Food and Security in a World With Dwindling Resources

CNN Business, October 18, 2019 | How technology is helping African farms to flourish

Punch Online, October 16, 2019 | African nations advocate free seeds movement

Farmers Review Africa, August 20, 2019 | Vodacom’s Women Farmers Programme goes nationwide to transform small scale Agri sector through Digital tools

Modern Ghana, August 3, 2019 | How Agriculture Impacts African Economies


Euro News, June 21, 2019 | There are lessons to be learned to ensure technology is a force for good for Africa’s farmers

Africa News, June 3, 2019 | uMsinga emerging farmer invests in high-tech agriculture solutions that will benefit local women-run farming cooperatives

This month’s spotlight focuses on a much-discussed issue in connection with the seed industry in Africa: counterfeit seeds, or “fake seeds,” as they are often called. The article explains why fake seeds are a serious problem in Africa and discusses some innovative solutions countries are implementing to combat the issue.

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Eagle Online Uganda, April 29, 2019 | Comesa launches regional seed label online verification system

The EastAfrican, April 28, 2019 | Climate smart farming projects in Uganda get 1.2m

New Vision Uganda, March 21, 2019 | UGANDA LACKS ENOUGH PLANTING SEEDS

East African Business Week, February 25, 2019 | Government Considers Making Soybean Priority Crop

Phys Org, February 28, 2019 | Why storage and handling are to blame for Uganda’s poor quality seed

New Vision, November 22, 2018 | Government steps up measures to fight substandard Agro inputs

PML Daily, November 8, 2018 | Govt earmarks Shs3.7 billion to fight fake seeds on market

All Africa, August 22, 2018 | Uganda: Farmers Blame Rise in Fake Seeds On Govt’s Poor Policy

Daily Monitor, July 26, 2018 |Uganda has had only seven seed inspectors since 2007, report reveals

The Observer, July 13, 2018 | How Chinese millet gives Ugandan farmers hope

Daily Nation, April 13, 2018 | Ugandan farmer turns seed bank into thriving agro-tourism centre

Daily Nation, April 13, 2018 | Ugandan farmer turns seed bank into thriving agro-tourism centre

Kampala Dispatch, March 7, 2018 | To plant or not to plant?-The debate over GM seeds

Financial Times, April 10, 2017 | Uganda’s population growth puts spotlight on food

New Vision, April 7, 2017 | COMESA nations told on seed trade harmonization budgets

All Africa, March 29, 2017 | Uganda: Pressure to Pass GMO Bill Gains Momentum

RIS, Jan 9, 2017 | India Africa Seed Sector Collaboration : Emerging Prospects and Challenges

Science Daily, December 13, 2016 | Can Africa Feed Itself?