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East Africa: seed policies

The countries of Eastern and Central Africa are heavily dependent on agriculture, and seeds are a key input in agricultural production.Yet in each country in Eastern and Central Africa, the seed industry faces different laws, standards, and…


Back to the future

Recent trends in agricultural growth and food security in Eastern and Central Africa (ECA) have been discouraging. With very low labor productivity, yields, and growth rates, agriculture is unable to keep up with population growth or achieve the type…


Crucial determinants of adoption

Brief 20 of the Research at a Glance series, Genetic Resource Policies: Promising Crop Biotechnologies for Smallholder Farmers in East Africa: Bananas and Maize.