IITA commences public-private partnership in Central Africa seed sector with IFAD support
From 14 to 15 April in Kinshasa, IITA launched the Strengthening the Supply of Improved Seeds and Improved Public-Private Partnerships in Central Africa (SISCA) Project under the patronage of the Minister of State for Rural Development, His Excellency Francois Rubota Masumbuko. The IFAD-financed SISCA is a regional project, which will be implemented in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Republic of Congo.
SISCA is a support project for the leading players in the seed sector, namely agricultural research organizations, private sector operators, farmers’ organizations, and communities involved in the seed supply chain. It aims to provide improved, quality seed at competitive prices for smallholder farmers in the three countries, which will impact the Central African region. The core foundation of the SISCA project is the creation and strengthening of the Public-Private Partnerships and the collective learning processes on seed value chains in the region.