Assessment of Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals Seed Value Chains in Uganda
A well-functioning seed system is key to timely access to low-cost and quality seed by farmers. Improved varieties are critical to increase grain production in terms of both quality and quantity. Hence, decision-makers in agriculture face the challenge of developing an integrated and cost-effective seed system that can generate and deliver improved seed varieties to farmers, thereby ensuring seed security and enhancing livelihoods, particularly of the dryland farmers. This paper analyses the current state of Uganda’s seed value chain for grain legumes and dryland cereals (GLDC), the challenges as well as the opportunities in it. It also identifies critical areas that can drive sustainability in seed value chains.