IITA and partners convene stakeholders for a seed roadmap in Benin

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Stakeholders from the Republic of Benin and across Africa are organizing a summit to draw a seed roadmap for the West African countries.

The consortium includes the Government of Benin, the African Development Bank (AfDB) funded Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT), the IITA Building an Economically Sustainable Integrated Cassava Seed System, Phase 2 (BASICS-II) project, the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) in Nigeria, the Sahel Consulting and Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA).

The three-day Seed Business Summit, with the theme “Building a harmonized roadmap for seed sector transformation,” is being organized in collaboration with the Beninese Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MAEP), the Beninese National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRAB), and other stakeholders.

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