Food Security and Nutrition Network

Not All Seed Is Declared Equal: Improving Access

Event Details
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:00am
The City Club of Washington, DC, 555 13th St NW, Washington, DC

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.

Learn more and register here.