Stakeholders adopt procedures for production and supply of disease - free seed in the value chain
On November 30, 2016, the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) and Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) conducted a workshop on production and supply of maize seed that is free from Maize Lethal Necrosis in breeder, foundation and certified seed value chain. The objective of the workshop was to discuss and harmonize the Standard Operating Practices (SOPs) to be implemented for production and distribution of MLN free seed.
During the workshop, a follow up to the meeting held on May 12-14, 2015 in Nairobi, participants harmonized the SOPs for MLN Management, listened to presentations on seed production and MLN management and shared experience on MLN management and control in Uganda and Rwanda. During the Nairobi meeting, participants deliberated on the need to support seed companies in the production and distribution of MCMV–free maize seed.
Consequently, AATF and AGRA had jointly been tasked to facilitate/support the commercial seed sector in the ...