Category Archives: Seed sector coordination

7th National Seed Sector Platform Meeting in the air

Unlike the previous platform meetings, the seventh National Seed Sector Platform Meeting took place through zoom application service due to COVID 19 pandemic. The meeting was hold on 3 June 2020 with thirty eight participants from public, private, NGOs and INGOs. At the meeting, DG of Department of Agriculture delivered opening speech and DG of Department of Planning shared response

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MYANMAR SEED ALERTS TO COVER THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 CRISIS

The purpose of the Seed Alert is to assess the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the functioning of the seed sector. The project operates in Ethiopia, Myanmar, Nigeria and Uganda, where Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI) collaborates with partners in seed programmes. In Myanmar, ISSD Myanmar Programme did COVID-19 Quick Scan Survey and Focus Group Discussions with various

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FOURTH NATIONAL SEED SECTOR PLATFORM MEETING

The fourth National Seed Sector Platform Meeting was hold with theme “Global Standards and Commitments” on 26th September, 2018 at Park Royal Hotel, Naypyitaw. The meeting was organized by Seed Division, Department of Agriculture with support of ISSD Myanmar Programme. The 34 participants from development partners, 24 participants from private sector and 42 participants from public sector attended the event.

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Third National Seed Sector Platform meeting

The third National Seed Sector Platform Meeting was dedicated in “Public-Private Collaboration for Seed Sector Development”. The specific event was started with opening speech delivered by Deputy Director General of Department of Agriculture (DOA) and he highlighted it is a challenging for public sector to carry out seed production to marketing and therefore he mentioned,

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Pathways for Developing the Seed Sector of Myanmar: A Scoping Study

The study presents an integrated assessment of Myanmar’s seed sector. The study includes an analyses on regulatory environment for seed production and sales; a characterization of Myanmar’s seed sector and seed systems; a landscape of current seed sector interventions; an analysis of three seed value-chains and Myanmar’s seed farm system; as well as business opportunities for the private sector.

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Seed sector action agenda

The Action Agenda has been developed during a large public-private gathering in Nay Pyi Taw, on 4 April 2017. At the meeting there was high-level representation of the government, the private sector and development partners. The Action Agenda aims to divide tasks between support projects and presents a coordination structure for subsequent platform meetings and monitoring of progress.

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Roadmap for Myanmar’s seed sector, 2017-2020

This Roadmap has been developed by the Myanmar Agriculture Network, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, the private seed sector and international development organizations. The documents describe the wider policy context, strategic directions forward, as well as the practical problems as faced by seed companies and seed growers on the ground.

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