Main activities

The main activities of the project include:

  • Modernize crop improvement stations
  • Conduct survey on the performance of existing varieties and market demand
  • Develop market demand, nutrient dense and climate resilient varieties and hybrids
  • Conduit participatory evaluation of new varieties
  • Raise awareness about existing improved varieties through demonstration plots, rural radios, seed fairs and SMART FOOD campaigns.
  • Build capacity of master and PhD students on modern breeding and associated domains
  • Exchange genetic material and data through joint trials and data management platform at regional level
  • Strengthen capacity of farmers’ organizations and seed companies in improved varieties seed production techniques through workshops