On May 21, 2019, TASAI, in close collaboration with the Seed Trade Association of Kenya (STAK), convened a workshop to discuss and critique the findings of the TASAI Kenya country study. The well-attended meeting brought together 69 participants from the government, private sector seed companies, research institutions, farmer organizations, and other key seed industry stakeholders. The event was opened by Dr. Oscar Magenya, the Director of Agricultural Research in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation, who noted the TASAI findings highlight both the positive and negative aspects of Kenya’s seed industry, and reiterated the Ministry’s commitment to providing the right policy framework for a competitive and vibrant seed industry in the country. Having collected valuable feedback from a variety of stakeholders, the TASAI team will finalize the Kenya brief, which will be available for download on tasai.org by end of June.

Dr. Oscar Magenya from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock,Fisheries and Irrigation gave opening remarks.