Not All Seed Is Declared Equal: Improving Access
Seed is the single most important agricultural input of crop production, but not all seed is equally accessible and/or available. Join Agrilinks, Microlinks and the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance for a special event where experts will address how Quality Declared Seeds (QDS) might be able to close some of the gaps by offering a range of crop and seed varieties critical to climate-smart and nutrition-sensitive agriculture.
Many small-scale farmers cannot afford to get large quantities of expensive certified seed and Quality Declared Seeds could provide an impact-oriented alternative. Produced by registered, trained, small-scale farmers or farmer groups, QDS can be an efficient way to expand smallholder farmer access to diverse seed varieties.