Sep 7

Seed Fair to promote farmer access to stress-tolerant seeds for climate adaptation

Seed Fair to promote farmer access to stress-tolerant seeds for climate adaptation

Event Overview

Adverse impacts of climate change and extreme weather conditions are becoming more frequent, and have de facto become the new norm in Southern Africa. While stress-tolerant seeds offer opportunities to help farmers adapt to the unpredictable weather conditions, it must be clear what the seeds do, and how different they are from what farmers are already growing. There is a need for genuine engagement with farmers to enable them to assess the type of seeds which are available and how effective they are for different situations that farmers face and the preferences of farmers. The seed fair will strengthen and stimulate linkages and information sharing among farmers, private sector seed companies, rural development change agents, researchers and agro-dealers on stress-tolerant seeds that can help farmers to better adapt to climate change. The seed fair will be held in Zimbabwe. 

Zimbabwe
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Organisers

  • CTA

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.

  • CIMMYT

    International Centre for Maize and Wheat