Introduction to ISSD & Guiding Principles

Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) is an inclusive approach that recognizes and builds upon a diversity of seed systems in the sector. It is based on eight guiding principles that foster the development of a vibrant, pluralistic and market-oriented seed sector.

At Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), Wageningen UR and at Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), we use the ISSD approach to guide us in the design and implementation of seed sector interventions that are coherent with farmers’ agricultural practices.

We do this with the main objective of enhancing farmers’ access to quality seed of superior varieties, and contribute to food security and economic development.

Read more about the eight guiding principles