TASAI MALAWI FINDINGS RELEASED
On February 19, 2019, TASAI convened a meeting to discuss the findings of the TASAI Malawi study. Held in partnership with the Seed Trade Association of Malawi and the Centre for Agricultural Research and Development of the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the meeting was attended by over 30 seed industry participants from the private sector, government, research institutions and development partners. Dr. David Kamangire, Deputy Director of Research, Department of Agricultural Research Services in the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development opened the meeting. In addition to discussing the TASAI findings, participants also listened to a presentation by Dr. Claid Mujaju, Head of the Seed Services Institute in Zimbabwe. Dr. Mujaju shared relevant experiences of the seed industry in Zimbabwe and provided an overview of how SSI is structured, its key services, how the organization has approached key issues like the challenge of counterfeit seed and the regional harmonization of seed regulations.