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  • COMSHIP 3rd PAC Meeting
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    Workshop title: COMSHIP 3rd Program Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting
    Convenor(s): Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA)
    Date: 6th – 7th April 2017
    Venue: 6th – 7th April 2017
    Meeting overview: The objectives of the meeting were:
    1. To review progress of COMSHIP implementation
    2. To present the status of COMSHIP at regional level
    3. To present priority implementation proposals at national and regional levels
    4. To receive and approve the COMSIS proposal

  • 2nd COMESA Seed Committee Meeting
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    Workshop title: 2nd COMESA Seed Committee meeting
    Convenor(s): Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA)
    Date: 20th – 21st February 2017
    Venue: Cairo, Egypt
    Meeting overview: The objectives of the meeting were:
    1. To discuss the status of COMSHIP implementation
    2. To agree on the COMESA Seed labels and Certificates formulation and design
    3. To agree on the modalities of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research Centres (CGIAR) derived varieties release on the COMESA Variety Catalogue
    4. To demonstrate practical operations of COMESA Variety Catalogue

  • Ghana TASAI Dissemination Meeting
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    Workshop title: Ghana TASAI Dissemination meeting
    Convenor(s): Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Scaling Seeds and Technologies Partnership (SSTP) program
    Date: 4th – 5th July 2017
    Venue: Accra, Ghana
    Meeting overview: The objectives of the meeting were:
    1. To discuss the progress of SSTP partners in Ghana
    2. To disseminate the findings of the TASAI Ghana research to seed industry stakeholder

  • TASAI Tanzania Dissemination Meeting
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    Workshop title: TASAI Tanzania dissemination meeting
    Convenor(s): Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Scaling Seeds and Technologies Partnership (SSTP) program
    Date: 26th – 27th September 2017
    Venue: Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
    Meeting overview: The objectives of the meeting were:
    1. To discuss the progress of SSTP partners in Tanzania
    2. To disseminate the findings of the TASAI Ghana research to seed industry stakeholder

  • DRC TASAI Dissemination Meeting in Kinshasa
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    Workshop title: DRC TASAI Dissemination meeting in Kinshasa
    Convenor(s): Market Matters Inc. and ELAN RDC
    Date: 2nd – 4th October 2017
    Venue: Kinshasa, DRC
    Meeting overview: The objective of the meeting was to disseminate the findings of the TASAI DRC research to seed industry stakeholders in Kinshasa

  • DRC TASAI Dissemination Meeting in Goma
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    Workshop title: DRC TASAI Dissemination meeting in Goma
    Convenor(s): Market Matters Inc. and ELAN RDC
    Date: 30th October to 1st November 2017
    Venue: Goma, DRC
    Meeting overview: The objective of the meeting was to disseminate the findings of the TASAI DRC research to seed industry stakeholders in Goma

  • DRC TASAI Dissemination Meeting in Lubumbashi
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    Workshop title: DRC TASAI Dissemination meeting in Lubumbashi
    Convenor(s): Market Matters Inc. and ELAN RDC
    Date: 14th – 15th November 2017
    Venue: Lubumbashi, DRC
    Meeting overview: The objective of the meeting was to disseminate the findings of the TASAI DRC research to seed industry stakeholders in Lubumbashi

  • STAK Congress and Mazao Forum 2017
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    Workshop title: STAK Congress and Mazao Forum 2017
    Convenor(s): Seed Traders Association of Kenya (STAK)
    Date: 23rd to 24th November 2017
    Venue: Nairobi, Kenya
    Meeting overview: The objective of the meeting was to share some of the main lessons from the TASAI work and several key findings relevant to the Kenya seed industry

  • Zimbabwe Seed Services Institute
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    Workshop title: Zimbabwe Seed Services Institute
    Convenor(s): Zimbabwe Seed Services Institute
    Date: 2nd January 2018
    Venue: Harare, Zimbabwe
    Meeting overview: The objective of the meeting was to share the main lessons of the TASA country research from 13 countries.

  • IAD Seminar - Structural Transformation...
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    Workshop title: IAD Seminar - Structural Transformation of African Seed Sector: Findings from the African Seed Access Index
    Convenor(s): Institute for African Development (IAD) Weekly Seminar series
    Date: 8th February 2018
    Venue: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
    Meeting overview: The objective of the meeting was to share the main lessons of the TASA country research from 13 countries.

  • Africa Seed Systems Development
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    Workshop title: Africa Seed Systems Development
    Convenor(s): USAID
    Date: 18th January 2018
    Venue: Washington DC, USA
    Meeting overview: Convening by USAID to receive updates from several seed sector specialists on their work in African seed systems development. Their work aims at improving the availability of quality seeds of improved varieties for smallholder farmers. Their presentations addressed challenges in the seed sector that are relevant to many Feed the Future activities.

  • 2017 Seed Security for Food Security Forum
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    Workshop title: 2017 Seed Security for Food Security Forum, World Food Prize
    Convenor(s): DuPont Pioneer
    Date: 17th October 2017
    Venue: Des Moines, Iowa, USA
    Meeting overview: The forum brings together a diverse group of influential contributors and stakeholders to consider the importance of seed security and crop diversity to increase food security and agricultural sustainability. Seed security requires persistent and effective seed systems to serve farmers across all production scales.

  • Guest Lecture... (University of Nairobi)
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    Workshop title: Guest Lecture on the Structure, Conduct and Performance of the Formal Seed Sector in Africa. Findings from TASAI
    Convenor(s): Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nairobi
    Date: 30th March 2017
    Venue: University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
    Meeting overview: Seminar on the structure, conduct and performance of the formal seed sector in Africa, with lessons and experience from TASAI. The seminar was attended by graduate students and staff from the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nairobi.

  • AGRF 2017: Accelerating Rural SME Development...
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    Title of meeting: AGRF 2017: Accelerating Rural SME Development: Strengthening the Last Mile in the Inputs Value Chain
    Venue of meeting: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
    Date of meeting: 5th September 2017
    Convener of meeting: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
    Overview of meeting: To stimulate thoughts, discussion, suggestions as to how to increase investments/partnerships from organizations aimed at improving input availability, accessibility, affordability for small holder farmers.

  • Measuring Seed Sector performance in Africa
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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.

  • Workshop on Open Source Seed Systems
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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.

  • TASAI Uganda Dissemination
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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.

  • 3rd Annual Congress for ReNAPRI
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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).

  • 2016 Annual Conference of STAK
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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).

  • Seed Companies' Update meeting
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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.

  • COMESA Seed Committee
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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)



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