Feed the Future Southern Africa Seed Trade Project
The Feed the Future Southern Africa Seed Trade Project is funded by the USAID Southern African Regional Office and implemented by DAI Global, LLC. It provides targeted technical assistance to facilitate the implementation of the SADC Harmonized Seed Regulatory System (HSRS) which aims to boost seed trade across the region, integrating smaller and more isolated national seed markets into one broader Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) market. The Seed Trade Project is part of a regional policy effort to improve agricultural productivity, food security, and nutrition in the SADC region.
The Seed Trade Project works on behalf of the 16 SADC Member States and the SADC Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Directorate to harmonize national seed legislation with a regionally agreed-upon set of guidelines, known as the SADC Harmonized Seed Regulatory Systems (HSRS).
By producing improved, high-quality seed under the SADC HSRS, seed producers can export their seed consignments using the SADC seed label and certificate, which encourages trade, reduces fake and substandard seed on the regional market, improves economic prosperity and improves food security and resilience.
To learn more about the SADC Harmonized Seed Regulatory System and discover what improved seed varieties listed on the SADC Seed Variety Catalogue are now available to farmers, visit: sadcseedcentre.com
The Seed Trade Project has several useful resources for seed companies and farmers who would like to produce and export improved seed within the SADC region.
View our resource library here.