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Breakfast Meeting on Exploring Strategies for increasing uptake of improved seed in Uganda, 30th April 2015

Breakfast Meeting on Exploring Strategies for increasing uptake of improved seed in Uganda, 30th April 2015

Date: April 30, 2015

Time: 7.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Venue: Kampala, Serena Hotel, Addis Room

Three institutions namely, Pearl Seed Limited (U), Tegemeo Institute, a policy research Institute under the Division of Research and Extension of Egerton University in Kenya, and the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) in Makerere University, have set out to undertake an evaluative experiment aimed at providing evidence on the effectiveness of strategies used in promoting new seed varieties. Pearl Seed Limited is a private seed company based in Uganda, whilst Makerere University and Tegemeo Institute contribute to better policy formulation in Uganda, Kenya and the region, by conducting research that informs development agencies about the effectiveness of interventions that are aimed at enhancing food security, creating wealth and sustaining the environment. Through outreach, these institutions engage with stakeholders in the public, private sector and the civil society, about possible policy and investment options that can promote uptake of technologies, enhance household incomes, food security, and agricultural and rural development in the region.
The three Institutions recently held a stakeholders’ meeting in Kampala to launch the evaluative study and disseminate early findings from a very recent baseline survey on the “Farmers Awareness, Perceptions and Opinions on Improved Seed, and their Adoption Behavior: Exploring strategies for increasing uptake of improved seed in Uganda”. The study, and the meeting were motivated by renewed efforts to up-scale the use of improved seed in the region, and the increased number of new varieties which need to be passed on to farmers for their benefit.
The event brought together representatives from the private and public institutions working in the seed industry including: seed companies, regional government, political leaders, agricultural sector ministries, research institutions and development agencies.

Proceedings

Proceedings of the Stakeholders’ Breakfast Meeting

Report

A Report on the Policy Breakfast Meeting Held at the Kampala Serena Hotel, Uganda; April 30, 2015

Participants

List of Participants

Field Visit

Report on the Field Visits in Hoima District, Uganda

Press release

Presentations

Opening remarks, MD, PSL

Opening remark, Objectives and methods of study

Pearl Seed Limited Presentation

Preliminary Results

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