ISSD guiding principles

In working with the ISSD approach, we recognize a number of guiding principles.

  1. Foster pluralism and building programmes upon a diversity of seed systems
  2. Work according to the structure of the seed value chain
  3. Promote entrepreneurship and market orientation
  4. Recognize the relevance of informal seed systems
  5. Facilitate interactions between informal and formal seed systems
  6. Recognize complementary roles of the public and private sectors.
  7. Support enabling and evolving policies for a dynamic sector
  8. Promote evidence-based seed sector innovation

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