Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) Africa

Today, only 12 plant species and five animal species provide more than 75 percent of all human food. Quality seed and maintaining the agrobiodiversity are key concerns for food security and nutrition. Aiming at enhancing access of smallholders to quality seed of their choice, the Integrated Seed Sector Development in Africa programme combines public and private efforts. With its contribution and policy work, SDC supports healthy food systems, as well in fragile contexts.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Agriculture & food security
Agricultural development
Agricultural policy
Agricultural research
01.03.2023 - 31.07.2026
CHF  1’853’000
Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
Foreign academic and research organisation
  • Other Academic Research North

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    1’853’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    0
Project phases Phase 99 01.03.2023 - 31.07.2026   (Current phase) Phase 1 01.08.2018 - 28.02.2023   (Completed)