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New COMESA initiative to ease access to quality seeds

Published on February 26, 2018

Efforts to improve access to quality seeds in the region have got a big boost following the introduction of seed certification by Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) member countries.

According to a statement from the COMESA secretariat, regional seed distribution certificates will be issued by national seed authorities on verification by COMESA experts.

Only seeds registered on the COMESA variety catalogue after inspection and laboratory testing by COMESA experts will be issued certificates. Read more. Source | New Times