Partners and Funding

The ISSD programme is implemented in Amhara, Oromia, the Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR), and Tigray.

ISSD is coordinated by consortium of partners:

  • Bahir Dar University,
  • Haramaya University,
  • Hawassa University,
  • Mekelle University,
  • Oromia Seed Enterprise (OSE),
  • Ethiopian Seed Association (ESA),
  • Center fro Development Innovation (CDI) of Wageningen University and Research Center (the Netherlands)

National partners include organizations with federal and regional state government, including the Federal Ministry of Agriculture (MoA)1, the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), the regional state Bureau of Agriculture, Office of the cooperative Promotion Agency, and Research Institutes.

The programme also collaborates with non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

ISSD Ethiopia is supported by the Directorate General for International Cooperation of The Netherlands, through the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Addis Ababa.

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Tigray ISSD Regional Unit, Mekelle University

Tel: (251) 914703197, Mail:

Oromia East ISSD Regional Unit

Tel: (251) 913498532, Mail:

SNNPR ISSD Regional Unit, Hawassa University

Tel: (251) 916826354, Mail:

Amhara ISSD Regional Unit, Bahirdar University

Tel: (251) 918769629, Mail:

Oromia South West ISSD Regional Unit

Tel: (251) 913645254, Mail:

Project Management Unit

Tel: (251) 911842210, Mail: