Integrated Seed Sector Development



ISSD seeks to improve the seed sector and ensure farmers’ access to quality seeds at an affordable price. The project is active in Burundi and is funded by Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Burundi. KIT is also a collaborator.



Working with Rural Farmers

The overall goal of ISSD, funded by the Dutch Embassy in Burundi from 2014 to 2018, is to promote rural economic development and improve food security through an integrated seed sector in Burundi.

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Increasing Seed Prices

ISSD seeks to have 200 new seed enterprises that are able to supply the market at the local and national levels by 2018. The project will target an increase of 500 percent of the volume of quality seeds produced and commercialized in Burundi. It is projected to equip nearly 25 percent of Burundian producers with access to quality seeds.